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Paper books or kindle?

  1. Deep Metaphysical profile image72
    Deep Metaphysicalposted 5 years ago

    Paper books or kindle?

    Which do you prefer more, paper books or kindle(e-books)? And why? I personally prefer kindle as it not only saves trees, it's more convenient and one kindle equals a lot of books, so...

  2. cactusbythesea profile image88
    cactusbytheseaposted 5 years ago

    I love the Kindle because it saves me from buying more and more bookshelves.  smile

  3. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    I personally enjoy reading a paperback book as it seems more real - guess that sounds funny but I prefer paper to a screen anyday however I can see the use of a kindle for while traveling & now that you have raised this issue I will try buy one for our trip next year as books take up a lot of room & are heavy .
    I read fast so on a  10 hour trip  I read 4 books !
    We will be on the plane for 24 hours so won't want the weight .

  4. dghbrh profile image79
    dghbrhposted 5 years ago

    i prefer a paper book
    the smell ,,,,, the thrill of holding a new book (which i have not read yet)....is just the kick for me. e-books all right from the point of conservation of environment. but though i understand the implications i cant hold the feelings and i want to be honest.

  5. btrbell profile image92
    btrbellposted 5 years ago

    Paper, always paper! Nothing like holding, smelling, feeling the words. That said, a kindle or any reader does have it's conveniences. If you are out and about and in an unexpected long wait time, you always have a "book" with you. And you can carry  several books when you are traveling!

  6. Dee42 profile image80
    Dee42posted 5 years ago

    I read both, I read more kindle e-books, but for instance, if I buy a book with photos, some e-books doesnt have any pictures. But I love the feel of a paper back, but I really like the ability to read a book instantly like kindle.

  7. algarveview profile image90
    algarveviewposted 5 years ago

    In a perfect world I would say I prefer a paper book, but I think Kindle is more convenient. So I don't mind exchanging the paper feel for more spare room, saving money and on top of that being able to carry thousands of books in my purse...

  8. MizBejabbers profile image90
    MizBejabbersposted 5 years ago

    I read books on both, but I find that I really enjoy paper books the most unless they are small-print paperbacks. I have a KindleFire, and they are heavy, but occasionally I want to read a really heavy book, so I prefer it on the Kindle. I also have to be very careful or I find myself accidentally turning pages. I keep the paths hot to several local libraries and only buy books on Kindle that I can't borrow at a library or the Kindle lenders library. Two things I enjoy most about the Kindle are that I can never run out of books on the weekend, and I can enlarge the print to any size if my eyes are bothering me. So---I don't want to be without either ebooks or paper books.

    1. Dee42 profile image80
      Dee42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right, MizBejabbers, I carry some kind of book with me always. (you never know)