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

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

Post by crlanei » 31 Dec 2016, 15:23

erasmus wrote: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.
With a physical book I find that I am a bit faster because once I get toward the middle and can see that I'm getting closer to the end I'll start rushing through the book. With an ebook I find that I take my time and allow myself to get lost in the page a bit more. Not sure which is better in that sense.

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Post by QuothTheRaven » 05 Jan 2017, 10:04

crlanei wrote:
erasmus wrote: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.
With a physical book I find that I am a bit faster because once I get toward the middle and can see that I'm getting closer to the end I'll start rushing through the book. With an ebook I find that I take my time and allow myself to get lost in the page a bit more. Not sure which is better in that sense.
I feel the same way in regards to my reading habits and went 100% digital about 2 years ago. Another reason is because I enjoy having my library always with me!

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Post by Bhayes90 » 05 Jan 2017, 22:36

Honestly I love the feel of a book and flipping through the pages, and covering up with my blanket. However when I'm on the go at work, in the truck, or in a hotel room I love that an ebook is conveniently at my fingertips and I don't need to worry about where I'm going to put that book when it's done.

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Post by Insightsintobooks » 05 Jan 2017, 22:44

I think I read them about the same.

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Post by heymissmeia » 10 Jan 2017, 14:11

I'm more into e-books than paperbacks for it's more convenient and cheaper (I guess?). But I want to change my reading pace on paperbacks for I am limiting myself to e-books hopefully.

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Post by Brittany Hamilton » 10 Jan 2017, 15:31

Up until two years ago, I was a strong supporter of physical books. I believed that e-readers were horrible. That was until my boyfriend let me use his Kindle. Now, I can't stand actual books. I still have many books carefully packaged in storage, but I read so much more now with my Kindle. For me, the books are easier to read and there are so many available. I don't have to wait to go to the bookstore to purchase another book. I can begin reading the next one instantly.

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Post by Jamita71 » 10 Jan 2017, 20:26

I read real books faster but I also read books on my tablet on the nook app I share the account with my aunt so free books are free books :)

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Post by Kdsfae84 » 10 Jan 2017, 22:46

Honestly I feel like I read them both about the same although with ebook it is easy to skip over pages.

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Post by easy_dc13 » 11 Jan 2017, 03:37

I read fast on anything, that's what I've observed. It just comes naturally for me. E-book or paperback, no problem whatsoever.

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Post by Cowgirl888 » 11 Jan 2017, 12:59

Paperback without a doubt.

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Post by kandscreeley » 11 Jan 2017, 14:29

Well, I read at the same pace for each. However, I'm sure I finish e-books faster, because I can take them and read them ANYWHERE. I've been known to read while waiting for a concert to start if it's a good book.
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Post by Malone_01 » 11 Jan 2017, 23:03

I don't really see much of a difference, however I do prefer a paperback. I find reading electronically to be a bit awkward, plus I just like having a book in my hands.

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Post by Shermac21 » 17 Jan 2017, 22:00

No difference. If I read electronically I use my kindle Paperwhite. Lot less strain on my eyes that backlite devices.

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Post by Bookwrm2095 » 18 Jan 2017, 00:09

I suppose paperback; I am old fashioned and reading anything digitally tends to distract me.

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Post by mewsmash » 21 Jan 2017, 21:40

Even though I greatly prefer paperbacks, I read much faster in the electronic format for whatever reason.

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