Ebook or paper book?

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Post by Thigari » 27 Mar 2018, 12:27

Well since the electronic gadgets have become portable with greater speed I prefer the ebook. If for instance the type face is small, I don't need to wear glasses, I simply zoom in to my device and I am sorted. As a traveller, it also reduces the load you have to carry. Better still, what of those rated for adults only. You could simply burry in your device without attracting unnecessary attention. There are those covers you don't want to be seen reading in a public transport.

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Post by Veerle » 28 Mar 2018, 09:34

Personally, I love sitting comfy on the sofa or on the porch with a good book. I simply adore the smell of the paper. But since I moved with my family to an African country, I am so happy that there's such a thing as an e-book. I can just buy online and start reading the book within seconds. I also like the fact that it's cheaper. I'd hate having to miss my e-reader.

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Post by ValBookReviews » 28 Mar 2018, 12:28

I agree! Although, I enjoy electronic reading, I certain enjoy cozying up with a good paperback even the more.
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Post by Jmteachmom » 28 Mar 2018, 17:11

I like my ereader when I am traveling, sitting at the doctor's office, and running the children to and fro. When I am at home and curled up on the couch, I like a real book in my hands. The smell of the pages and the feel of it in your hands cannot be replaced by an ereader.

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Post by See_B00kReaDs » 30 Mar 2018, 00:39

I prefer using e-book, though I like paper book too.
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Post by anix67 » 01 Apr 2018, 01:19

I definitely prefer holding a real book in my hand and reading from there. However, I do also have a kindle and love using it. There are just so many books right at my fingertips and I read constantly so it provides me with enough books to keep me going

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Post by Thigari » 16 Apr 2018, 04:51

The beauty of an Ebook is in knowing you can get it no matter where you are. The circulation of some of these books is so limited geographically. With an e reader, you are good to go anywhere.

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Post by Thigari » 16 Apr 2018, 05:01

The most exciting bit of it all, if you are bored of the dead silence in the library, you can sit at a place of your choice and enjoy your music in the background as you read if it is one of those rare titles that you only access in a library or electronically.

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Post by Lizzie Robinson » 18 Apr 2018, 17:59

I love reading paper books but I’m turning to ebooks more and more because I’ve noticed that it uh ... saves me a lot of money haha.

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Post by eddieose » 18 Apr 2018, 18:42

I am largely a sucker for paperbacks. Really. I even love the smell of the paper. To me it's an integral part of the reading exercise. But in a situation whereby I'm on the go or a particular work is proving difficult to find in paperback format, I tend to resort to the ebook alternative.

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Post by BethOLee » 18 Apr 2018, 21:52

I think both have pros and cons. Convenience lets me use both. E-Readers let me "carry" my books around so they do not get wear and tear damage in my purse or bag. I do love a book in my hands though; but my hands can cramp holding book open. I love seeing my bookmarker changing throughout the course of my reading. A fabulous sense of accomplishment and a feeling of sorrow that the book would be ending so soon.

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Post by Rosebella » 19 Apr 2018, 03:34

I love the smell of paperbacks ,new or old.i also love the ease of ebooks.I am so torn on this issue too .So i decided ,#whychoose .

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Post by ElieshaL96 » 20 Apr 2018, 15:44

I definitely prefer a book in my hands! For me, the magic of reading is ruined (sometimes) by reading on an ebook. I will say, however, I really do prefer an ebook if it is bed time and I don't want any harsh lights in my eyes! I know there are book lights, but I haven't been able to keep the ones I have used in place. Also, I prefer an ebook if I am exercising on a treadmill or elliptical. Other than that, books that I can hold in my hand are still my favorite!

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Post by eddix » 21 Apr 2018, 21:49

Well, I think they both have their pros and cons. Some people like to see physical books on shelves, while others can't stand the clutter. I think both are good, but I'm very glad that I am able to download a good book and be able to read it when I want to.

'Variety is the spice of life', and it is always good to have options.

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