Do you enjoy reading books or would you rather read from a computer screen and/o

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  1. sholland10 profile image82
    sholland10posted 13 years ago

    Do you enjoy reading books or would you rather read from a computer screen and/or e-reader?

    Are books going out of style?

  2. L.L. Woodard profile image68
    L.L. Woodardposted 13 years ago

    There will never be anything to take the place of a real book in my mind. But many people are enjoying their reading on e-readers, and that's okay, too. The important issue is that people continue to read, whatever the medium.

  3. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 13 years ago

    I like to curl up with a good book & don't have to worry about the battery dying at a cruicial moment !!
    However the e books are handy .

  4. msreader profile image56
    msreaderposted 13 years ago

    I love my e-reader, but also have a good collection of books. If I really like a book that I wish to share, it is bought. I will read on my computer from time to time, but it does tire the eyes!

    The best thing about my e-reader is the ability to tote around multiple books.

  5. profile image0
    23nigamposted 13 years ago

    i always prefer reading books rather then using e-readers because if you read on an e-reader for a few hours your eyes will get sore and tired whereas you can go on reading a book for hours and you eyes wont get tired and thats a real plus for me

  6. Sarah Masson profile image62
    Sarah Massonposted 13 years ago

    I definitely prefer the real thing. Books are amazing and it's the whole point of holding them and turning the pages that makes it better smile

  7. sholland10 profile image82
    sholland10posted 13 years ago

    I am old school and love my books.  I love reading them and collecting them.  I am also a literature teacher, and I am looking down all avenues to engage my students to read.  They do not want to read books.  School system funding at this point cannot afford to buy e-readers or netbooks for all kids.  I had to do my own research, though, so I could talk to the kids about it.  I bought a Kindle, and I like it.  As a collector of books, I love having a whole personal library at my hands, and I love how the dictionary can be pulled up when I run across an unfamiliar word. Most kids are not going to take the time to get the dictionary out.  I am torn between the beautiful experience of reading a book and the excitement of reading on the Kindle.

  8. Ancillotti profile image59
    Ancillottiposted 13 years ago

    I like having the book in my hands to read it. To browse page by page, smell it. Do not compare to the reading on a screen.

  9. Denise Handlon profile image85
    Denise Handlonposted 13 years ago

    I prefer holding a book in my hands, although I also use an Ereader I received from my daughters last Christmas.  However, there is NOTHING that will take the place of a book, the smell and feel of it...especially reading picture books to my grandkids or other children.

    Can you imagine telling your children-climb up on my lap and I'll read you an e story?    LOL

  10. M. T. Dremer profile image84
    M. T. Dremerposted 13 years ago

    They've come a long way with digital screens so that the e-readers out now don't hurt your eyes very much. But I'm not a fan of my book running out of batteries either. With cell phones, computers and everything else that's online, reading a book can feel very relaxing. Why ruin that by connecting it to the internet?

  11. Unmasked profile image58
    Unmaskedposted 12 years ago

    I much, much, much, much prefer real books. The feel of the paper and the heft in your hands cannot be replaced by something electronic. I get a special thrill out of walking into a bookstore and actually thumbing through the selections to pick one. My daughter is now growing in her love of books and I can't imagine just handing her an ereader and telling her I'll download her her stories. It is so much better to hand her a real book and watch her shelves fill with the beautiful pages.


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