Do you enjoy reading books or would you rather read from a computer screen and/or e-reader?
Are books going out of style?
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.
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 .
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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?
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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