What do you prefer... reading an actual book or an ebook?

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  1. toknowinfo profile image71
    toknowinfoposted 12 years ago

    What do you prefer... reading an actual book or an ebook?


  2. L.L. Woodard profile image67
    L.L. Woodardposted 12 years ago

    When I am in the mood to read something of substantial length, I still prefer to curl up with a traditional book rather than an ebook. Besides the comfort level involved -- and not that I couldn't curl up with an ebook -- I am a tactile person and enjoy the feel of a book in my hands.

  3. point2make profile image60
    point2makeposted 12 years ago

    As a book lover and avid collector I have always chosen real books but lately the electronic versions are getting harder to ignore. The ease and choice that you have today with e-books  is making owning real books less attractive to a whole new generation. I have to admit that I am also getting curious. Lord knows I have long ago run out of storage room for my thousands of books and to think I could store them electronically in a hand held device is getting harder to dismiss.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    Honestly, while I hate to see books fall by the wayside, I prefer a reader because holding books hurts my hands and an ereader is easier and lighter to hold.

  5. psychicdog.net profile image76
    psychicdog.netposted 12 years ago

    Laptops have been called notebooks - I think that says it all - I rarely read anything right through anyway so the internet suits me - If I want fiction I watch a film - the only exception is reading to kids - I get asked to read books to kids!

  6. Perry the Cat profile image60
    Perry the Catposted 12 years ago

    Speaking for the cat population in general, I have to say that when reading ebooks there is a certain ease of operation that comes for those of us who don't have thumbs.

  7. Lady Wordsmith profile image75
    Lady Wordsmithposted 12 years ago

    Real books, probably forever. 

    And this is why:

    http://ladywordsmith.hubpages.com/hub/T … -Book-Shop

    And this is also why:


    No question for me.  I've never even seen a real live ereader!

    1. Perry the Cat profile image60
      Perry the Catposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Have you ever seen a dead ereader?

    2. Lady Wordsmith profile image75
      Lady Wordsmithposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Nope.  But one day I will, because that's another thing about ereaders - they can die!  Books, not so much.  Unless you set them alight, or put them in the compost bin, or leave them out in the rain.  Real books can't have battery problems.

  8. jpcmc profile image90
    jpcmcposted 12 years ago

    I still enhoy the smell and feel of books.  Although ebooks and e-readers are more conveient in storing more books.

    1. Perry the Cat profile image60
      Perry the Catposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps Febreze can come up with an "Old Books" scent!
      Actually my human prefers books, but she has a lot of pain in her hands and holding an ebook is much more comfortable.

  9. unknown spy profile image42
    unknown spyposted 12 years ago

    Reading a book, the one that you could flip the pages?.. its more exciting!

  10. daydreamer13 profile image61
    daydreamer13posted 12 years ago

    Call me old-fashioned but I prefer an actual book. I enjoy turning pages and the feel of the book itself. Also, it can never be dropped and broken or fail to connect.


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