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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Real books, probably forever.
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No question for me. I've never even seen a real live ereader!
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.
I still enhoy the smell and feel of books. Although ebooks and e-readers are more conveient in storing more books.
Reading a book, the one that you could flip the pages?.. its more exciting!
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.
by telltale 20 months ago
Do people nowadays prefer to read in the Internet rather than actual books?Do people read books at all nowadays? I noticed that not many people prefer to go to the library for books, what do you think?
by SJ Rose 3 years ago
Do you prefer reading from an actual book, or from an e-reader like Kindle or Kobo?
by Imogene Tyrrell 4 months ago
I am old-school all the way, I love the feeling of a book in my hand and turning the pages...nothing beats it! I always have a book in my bag to read when eating alone or sitting in a waiting room, but I notice that I am usually the only person reading from a book and not a digital...
by wytegarillaz 20 months ago
Would you rather read a good book or watch a movie ?If so why ? I personally love to read a book as there are no adverts !
by Larry W Fish 23 months ago
Do you prefer a printed book in your hands when you read or do you prefer reading an ebook?
by Linkusbless 7 years ago
How do you 'feel' reading books on a Kindle and such? Have you read entire books on a kindle. Did you enjoy the reading in the same way? Did you read for as long?
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