Paper books or kindle? Which do you prefer and why?
I personally prefer kindle as it is more convenient and 1 kindle(or any other e-book reader) = several books. Besides, it saves trees.
Paper books for me, on account of my habit of writing comments on the margin.
Your right on the tree thing. It's not but it should be our only consideration.
As far as I'm concerned, the new technology will never replace paper books. I like the feel and smell of them...and for those books that I really like, I enjoy the feeling of seeing them on my bookshelf and feeling like they are old friends. Can't get that with a Kindle.
Both have their place, I'll always love paper books, but it sure is nice to be able to carry a whole library in your pocket.
I've only had my Kindle for a short time and I'm carrying around 102 books right now.
Imagine how much lavatory paper that would make.
Just waiting for John Steinbeck and Frederic Prokosch and Evelyn Waugh and Thornton Wildre and and and and
But I suppose I can wait.
I have a Kindle but I still have lots of "real" books. I love my Kindle for its convenience. When I need to take notes I can and link them to the phrase I'm talking about.
I like kindle better because you do not have to store and preserve them, although I really think it is easier to read a book.
I prefer the Kindle. I use mine daily while commuting to work. Easy to carry and fit into my bag. Plus, when I turn it on, I am ready to go... right where I left off. No issue with a bookmark falling out and such.
Another positive aspect of the Kindle is privacy when reading in public. Believe it or not, pulling out the latest book on Witchcraft or Wicca and reading it publicly is not always a wise choice. The cover will draw attention, many times good, sometimes bad. With the Kindle, no one knows what I am reading.
We have 100's of books in the home, however, as my wife prefers books to the Kindle. We have a "balance" so to speak.
I loves both paper books and kindle as both of them have its own importance.
It has to be books, the feel of them, the smell, etc but also practically they're cheaper and you can trade them in. You can never trade in an ebook.
AS you have said kindle is more convenient as having had several books and easy to carry. Yes certainly choosing kindle is saving nature as well.
Kindle for sure. You don't need light, especially my Kindle Fire, as you would with those old fashiony 20th Century blocks of paper. Ick. Though, playing Devil's Advocate, I do like having a library, as it just makes you feel smarter; and I love the smell of a new book.
prefer real books but e-books can be much more convient for travel so i do use tend to use e-book recently but still do love a library.
There's nothing more relaxing than sitting on the porch swing/futon on a rainy day with a nice hot cup of tea, with a good book....the smell of the paper..sound/smell of the rain...AWESOME ! and you don't have to worry about your charge level of your BOOK as you would with a kindle !!! and you can loan the book to a friend....unlike a kindle which I don't loan to anyone....
I like both, but in the end, books don't run out of battery power or stop working, so I like real books better.
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