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Which do you read faster - an e-book or paperback?

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Which do you read faster - an e-book or paperback?

Post Number:#1 by erasmus
» 13 Apr 2014, 01:32

I've never really like e-books, so I always take my time with them. I sometimes can take about a week to finish an e-book compared to a paperback, which only takes me about 3 days on average to finish.
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Re: Which do you read faster - an e-book or paperback?

Post Number:#2 by gali
» 13 Apr 2014, 03:53

No difference, really. I read ebooks on my kindle and don't find any difference. I read fast on both formats.
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Re: Which do you read faster - an e-book or paperback?

Post Number:#3 by Aussie-reader
» 13 Apr 2014, 05:21

I haven't noticed any difference in pace either.
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Re: Which do you read faster - an e-book or paperback?

Post Number:#4 by erasmus
» 13 Apr 2014, 07:32

gali wrote:No difference, really. I read ebooks on my kindle and don't find any difference. I read fast on both formats.


Aw, shucks. So it's just me?
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Re: Which do you read faster - an e-book or paperback?

Post Number:#5 by gali
» 13 Apr 2014, 07:45

erasmus wrote:
gali wrote:No difference, really. I read ebooks on my kindle and don't find any difference. I read fast on both formats.


Aw, shucks. So it's just me?


Do you have a kindle or do you read on your PC?
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Post Number:#6 by luvmybooks619
» 13 Apr 2014, 09:25

I really do not see any difference in how fast I read both of them either! I do believe that I read both the same!
I really wanted the Kindle because carrying the Kindle helps to preserve my paperbacks from becoming ruined, earmarked, or torn, etc...sometimes my paperbacks would get stained, bent, ripped out, etc......I do find it much better to read with the Kindle!
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Post Number:#7 by dina77
» 13 Apr 2014, 10:55

I don't read either faster than the other but if I want to go back and reread something it is easier to find it in a paper book than on the e-reader...
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Post Number:#8 by runnergirl13-1
» 13 Apr 2014, 18:47

I read on my nook a lot but i prefer paperback, after a while i get headaches from looking a the screen so long.
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Re: Which do you read faster - an e-book or paperback?

Post Number:#9 by erasmus
» 13 Apr 2014, 18:53

gali wrote:
erasmus wrote:
gali wrote:No difference, really. I read ebooks on my kindle and don't find any difference. I read fast on both formats.


Aw, shucks. So it's just me?


Do you have a kindle or do you read on your PC?


Actually, I just read with my android using an e-reader.

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luvmybooks619 wrote:I really do not see any difference in how fast I read both of them either! I do believe that I read both the same!
I really wanted the Kindle because carrying the Kindle helps to preserve my paperbacks from becoming ruined, earmarked, or torn, etc...sometimes my paperbacks would get stained, bent, ripped out, etc......I do find it much better to read with the Kindle!


Kindle does sound convenient, despite my impartiality for e-books. It also does look pretty neat. However, Kindle is not... How do you put it? Part of my region. I've got to get it from a third party who is in the region.
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Post Number:#10 by fari30
» 13 Apr 2014, 19:33

I find both the same unless it’s on my PC, then I read faster in paperback, but other than that, it’s pretty much the same. Although, sometimes I get dizzy if I read electronically for too long and need to take a break.
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Post Number:#11 by erasmus
» 13 Apr 2014, 20:26

fari30 wrote:I find both the same unless it’s on my PC, then I read faster in paperback, but other than that, it’s pretty much the same. Although, sometimes I get dizzy if I read electronically for too long and need to take a break.


I don't read using the pc, but I understand how taxing sometimes reading electronically can be. My eyes feel like I read a whole paperback instead of a chapter or two of an e-book sometimes.
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Post Number:#12 by Abu+Ami
» 13 Apr 2014, 20:28

paperback definitely
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Re: Which do you read faster - an e-book or paperback?

Post Number:#13 by erasmus
» 13 Apr 2014, 22:12

Abu+Ami wrote:paperback definitely


Yes! There's just something about a paperback that makes you want to finish it as soon as possible. Gives you a sense of achievement, too, once you're done with a paperback. Reading an e-book seems more distant. Maybe that's why I take longer to read e-books.
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Post Number:#14 by gali
» 13 Apr 2014, 23:27

It may be the reason you feel that way. We don't have kindle in my region as well, so I have ordered it from Amazon. :wink:
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Post Number:#15 by robin_parks
» 14 Apr 2014, 00:47

I read paperbacks faster than e-books I just like the feel of the book in my hand an e-reader is distracting to me.
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