Which do you like better, reading the old fashioned way from a book or on an e-r

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  1. karengibsonroc profile image67
    karengibsonrocposted 13 years ago

    Which do you like better, reading the old fashioned way from a book or on an e-reader?


  2. profile image0
    Rusty C. Adoreposted 13 years ago

    I prefer to read the old fashioned way. I think it's the smell. I love the smell of a book!

  3. wychic profile image85
    wychicposted 13 years ago

    I don't have an e-reader so I can't say for certain, but I'd think still an old-fashioned book. I'll read books on my computer sometimes just because that's the easiest available format for me, but given my choice I'll take an honest-to-goodness paper book. I'm already staring at a screen way too long every day, and I would be very nervous taking an e-reader with me into a bubble bath.

  4. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 13 years ago

    Book, despite the convenience of e-readers, you cannot beat the the sensory delights of holding a book and turning the page, and you never have a battery die in the middle of a sentence.

  5. Sarah Masson profile image60
    Sarah Massonposted 13 years ago

    I love reading the old fashioned way. I adore books, I love holding them in my hands and turning the pages, it feels more real smile

  6. FaithDream profile image81
    FaithDreamposted 13 years ago

    Books are great & I think the e-reader is handy for travel. Being able to store many books on it, that's useful.
    I like the convenience of the e-reader, but I think I will always love the book.

  7. cindi h profile image60
    cindi hposted 13 years ago

    I am all for old-fashion!  I love the feel and the smell of the book.

  8. karengibsonroc profile image67
    karengibsonrocposted 13 years ago

    wow!! i see i am outnumbered!! i love reading on my e-reader!! and the nook colour is awesome!! especially the colour childrens books for my daughter...she loves it!! thanks for sharing your thoughts...awesome!!

  9. Wendy Snow profile image61
    Wendy Snowposted 13 years ago

    I love to hold a good hard back book, however, my Kindle is the greatest thing since sliced bread to me. I love how light weight it is, especially since it spends a lot of time in my purse. I have floor to ceiling book shelves on 2 different walls in my house & they are filled to capacity. The Kindle is a much better alternative.

  10. netslums profile image70
    netslumsposted 13 years ago

    I love the smell of books, but my Kindle is so easy to read. I don't have to worry about holding a sturdy spine open with both hands. I can conveniently lay in my bed and read a book with one hand...also, i never psych myself out by examining how many remaining pages i have to read to finish the book, or even the chapter for that matter. But alas, there is something enchanting about old-fashioned books. I still buy them, even though i could get them on my Kindle for cheaper or free.

  11. cat on a soapbox profile image93
    cat on a soapboxposted 13 years ago

    I'm an old-fashioned one who enjoys the smell and feel of bound paper.  The convenience of an e-reader is  undeniable:.I could be persuaded to get one for travel, but would still want my bookcases full of my fave reads and reference material.  Anyway you look at it, the most important thing is the reading! .

  12. xrocker30 profile image60
    xrocker30posted 13 years ago

    Old fashioned way.  I can't stand scrolling down or pretending to flip the page on an electronic device because pretty soon the words become a blur to me. And I already use the computer and electronics enough so it hurts my eyes to read books on electronics.

  13. muftdagyan profile image59
    muftdagyanposted 13 years ago

    Carrying books is difficult,but reading ebooks on ebook reader don't suits me.I feel pain in my eyes whenever i read ebooks.So i prefer books over ebooks.

  14. Hunbbel Meer profile image75
    Hunbbel Meerposted 13 years ago

    Old fashioned BOOKS.

    But these kindle and e-reading things are superb as they are portable. But .... BOOKS rox.

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    mommyloves2writeposted 13 years ago

    Call me old fahsioned, but I would love to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea anytime. 

    And I cannot imagine reading to my kids from a machine!

  16. zoey24 profile image68
    zoey24posted 13 years ago

    I am not sure as i don't own a e-reader, but i do love curling up with a good book smile

  17. Julie Simmonds profile image61
    Julie Simmondsposted 13 years ago

    I prefer the real thing! The e-reader just doesn't have that nice homey feeling of paper that I love so much.

  18. Christopher Floyd profile image60
    Christopher Floydposted 13 years ago

    I agree with Rusty C. Adore. I love the smell of a good book. Sounds weird, doesn't it?

  19. KK Trainor profile image60
    KK Trainorposted 13 years ago

    I am a book lover and was very reluctant to buy an e-reader. But I did. I bought a kindle and I absolutely love it. It's easy to set up and operate, and it's made so that the screen looks like paper, there is absolutely no glare so you can read anywhere. Also, it's not backlit, so you need a lamp, just like with a book. It also holds 3000 books, so I can change my mind when I get to the doctor's office, airport, etc. and read what I feel like reading.

  20. Majesty_James profile image61
    Majesty_Jamesposted 13 years ago

    The old-fashioned way.  An e-book is convenient for travel, but I always love the experience of reading a hardcover book the best.

  21. your cybersister profile image61
    your cybersisterposted 13 years ago

    I am a paperback fan.  I love to read in the bathtub (the only quiet, peaceful place in my house is often the bathroom) and I just know that I would destroy an e-reader with the humidity and the water.

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    Emily Sparksposted 13 years ago

    I love reading, and will always love the old way, but my ereader is wonderful.  It is more convenient not having to carry multiple books around.  Plus, there are many other extras on an ereader.


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