Reading habits

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  1. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 5 years ago

    It is obvious that electronic reading is rapidly becoming the norm, overtaking the old-fashioned printed books and newspapers.

    I have always found that reading out of paper penetrates easily and more completely than from the luminous screen of a computer/Amazon Kindle etc.

    Another point is that you tend to skip a lot of info in a topic or give a complete miss to a topic while reading out of a bright screen.

    Am I in a minority?

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ive never used a kindle, but I just don't think i would enjoy it as much as I do a book.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this


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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You know, I'm almost as content now to read on my Kindle as to read from an actual book.  My favorite thing is that I can look words up instantly in the event that I'm unfamiliar with their meaning.  And when reading from a Kindle, the book is the only thing you see, so it's not as though you get distracted by ads or the like as when reading something on your actual computer screen.  I will say, however, that there are times when nothing but an actual book will do - to feel the weight of it in your hands, to hear the pages ruffle as you turn them ... nothing quite compares to those sensations. 

      Another upside to e-readers, though, is that they're lightweight and you can read in the dark without having need of a reading light and without disturbing someone with whom you share your bed.

      Six of one, half a dozen of the other, I guess.  And in some cases, book junkies can afford to support their habits with much greater ease if they're using an e-reader.


    3. Shinkicker profile image94
      Shinkickerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Good old-fashioned books, magazines and newspapers are always my favoured reading

    4. dghbrh profile image72
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      For me the old books are always best. The feel of holding a big fat book in hand is just divine for me ( m true here)....i like to read a lot and i always try to buy as much big the size is so that it does not finish soon. I will vote for the old kind of books always and eBook or Kindle I don't prefer.

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    Beth37posted 5 years ago

    Im just way too thrifty (she said after having considered the word "cheap").
    I went to a 2nd hand book store one day and grabbed an arm full of books (mainly John Grisham lol) and as inexpensive as they were, I still told myself to put them back and rent them for free from the library. I can't imagine paying full price for a book on kindle. I have heard they have some kind of rental program though.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      But let me give you an example.  A published novelist friend of mine charged $14.95 for his first novel on Amazon.  The Kindle version was $2.99.  Granted, not thrift store pricing, but a helluva lot cheaper than $14.95.  And there is a TON of free content on Kindle - especially classics.  I have a killer collection of Dickens and the like....for which I didn't pay a penny.  And I don't have to get it back on time (which is my absolute downfall with the library lol).

      And, if you have a Prime account on Amazon, you can borrow books from the libraries of fellow Kindle owners.  I think that's what you're referring to.

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        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        My daughters rental of Cinderella cost me 50 bucks.

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          Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this


          Nope.  Too steep for me.  I always go to what's free  I'm not cheap, just poor.  I think the free lending thing is only for Prime account holders.

          From what I understand, though, something like Cinderella should be free because of its age.  hmm

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            Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Not when it's the silver limited Disney release that only comes out of the vault once every 50 freaking years. (Thank you for that Walt.) Then of course I found it months later. It had fallen behind the couch.

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              Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Oh, now that would frustrate me.  But that is a horse of a different color, sorta anyway.  That's movies.  I was specifically talking about books.



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