Do you prefer ebooks or the traditional paper books?

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  1. Highvoltagewriter profile image68
    Highvoltagewriterposted 9 years ago

    Do you prefer ebooks or the traditional paper books?

    I am curious about what the the authors on HubPages prefer to write or even read.Paper or plastic?

  2. rfmoran profile image71
    rfmoranposted 9 years ago

    I love my Kindle ever since I got it in 2008. Easier to read than paper, plus you can look up words and hit Wikipedia for something you're not familiar with. BUT I have a nostalgic affinity for paper books and would hate to see them go away, even if I don't read them.

    I agree with Steve King - books will never go away, but the delivery mechanism will constantly change.

  3. faithish profile image59
    faithishposted 9 years ago

    Each medium has its strengths. I, like many, love the old-fashioned feeling of holding a book in my hands and turning pages, not to mention the irresistible aroma of old books. If I could find a way to bottle that, or get it into a candle, I'd probably die rich. However, e-readers also have their strengths. Most are backlit, making it easy to read in a dark place. It's also simple to search back through the text if you need a refresher on who this character is or when exactly that detail came out, which is especially helpful if you're dealing with a book involving multiple characters and plot threads. For me, the biggest perk to an e-reader is that I can browse for and purchase any book I want without leaving home, which is a huge plus when, for instance, you're in the middle of a book series and the one you've just finished ends on a cliffhanger, and you just can't wait to get your hands on the next installment. At present, I'm reading an old paperback, but I've also got a few books lined up on my Nook to get to.

  4. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 9 years ago

    For the most part, I prefer an book printed on paper with pages I can turn. I usually use my Kindle to download books I want to read which are only available as ebooks.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image84
    dashingscorpioposted 9 years ago

    My own book is available on both Kindle and paperback. However as a reader I prefer to read the printed word. I still enjoy using high lighters and using a book mark. Although these things can be done on Kindle as well I suppose it seems quicker for me to pick up a book from desk get right to where I left off. Reading books online is like scrolling down a very long PDF. Lastly I'm more likely to lend a book to someone than I would let them borrow my Kindle to read a book.

  6. lorijallen profile image52
    lorijallenposted 9 years ago

    I love my Kindle Fire, but there is nothing like the feeling of paper on my fingers. Holding a book, whether it be paperback or hard cover,  just feels so right!  And I have so many books, some I have read numerous times and I can not see myself parting with them! They are my collections, my treasures of stories in a paper book!

  7. enjoy life profile image60
    enjoy lifeposted 9 years ago

    I prefer ebooks. I find it much easier to carry around on my iPad rather than a load of paper. Also less storage space. Most of my paper books from the past are all in boxes now.

    Because I teach, I used to have to carry around a lot of notes, but now have them all stored on my iPad, which means I can easily pull up whatever I need when I need it.

    So definitely ebooks and electronic storage above paper for me.

    I've also written 13 books, and only have them available as ebooks.

  8. DonnaCaprio profile image60
    DonnaCaprioposted 9 years ago

    I love reading on my iPad through the Kindle app for ease and convenience, especially when I am on the road, but I read mostly print books when I am home reading for enjoyment.

  9. charm_baker profile image56
    charm_bakerposted 6 years ago

    Personally, I'm from the old school.  Not only do I prefer print books to ebooks, but I prefer writing (longhand as we old timers say) to typing.  When I read, I want to hold the book and feel the pages between my fingers as I turn them in anticipation, sometimes even pausing from the suspense of what I'm reading.  If it's reading for business or professional purposes, all the more reason to have the tangible copy in my hands.

  10. energyhealer222 profile image61
    energyhealer222posted 6 years ago

    Dear William I was asking my self this question today and I could say that I prefer both options. I like the old smell of the books but I dislike their weight. With the ebooks I like the lighter option of it, the highlights that you might want to remember afterwards but I dislike that cold feeling when I am holding it in to my hands. I believe both versions could get you on the book planet anytime.


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