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Do you prefer reading from an actual book, or from an e-reader like Kindle or Ko

  1. writerjrose profile image78
    writerjroseposted 2 years ago

    Do you prefer reading from an actual book, or from an e-reader like Kindle or Kobo?

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    peter565posted 2 years ago

    I prefer reading paper book, I hate looking at computer screen 24/7

    1. writerjrose profile image78
      writerjroseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean, staring at my compute screen all day, then staring at another one to read. smile

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      peter565posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  3. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
    LoisRyan13903posted 2 years ago

    I like doing both, but with a Kindle it does get to my eyes.  Then again I find that I read more when I use a kindle and not concentrate on how many pages the book is.  I read The Stand by Stephen King on my Kindle and it took me no time at all.  Plus it comes in handy at night when I want to read but my husband is trying to sleep.

    1. writerjrose profile image78
      writerjroseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting that you're able to read more with a kindle, and yes it would come in handy because you don't need light to use a it. Side note: There's an old miniseries called "the stand" based off that novel. Thanks for commenting smile

    2. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
      LoisRyan13903posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I watched it a few times.  For the time it takes me to read 30 pager in trad book, I can read about 50 on Kindle but gets to my eyes after a time

    3. writerjrose profile image78
      writerjroseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow that's a big difference, good to know, thank you!

    4. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
      LoisRyan13903posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Now cookbooks I prefer trad books.  Sometimes with a reg book I am reading, I may see if I can  find e-book online and read that in bed with the lights out.  Currently listening to The Stand as audiobook for my commute

    5. writerjrose profile image78
      writerjroseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Huh, I figure cookbooks would be easier on a Kindle, but I guess if you're cooking n the kitchen it can get messy and you don't want to get your electronics dirty.

    6. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
      LoisRyan13903posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Lol!  Honey why is there a piece of Kindle in my brownie? I had one cook-book on a diff tablet and was hard to navigate.  But I have a journal app and that might make it better

    7. writerjrose profile image78
      writerjroseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, well at least you found something that will hopefully work for you.

    8. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
      LoisRyan13903posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I have a Kindle Fire and reading outside there is too much glare.  I guess the Kindles meant just for reading are anti-glare.  So that is a disadvantage.  It all depends how much I am in front of a computer researching and writing.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    I prefer physical books. Less stress on the eyes, fewer potential distractions of email and the web when reading, no DRM issues.

    1. writerjrose profile image78
      writerjroseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree, having the ability to access other web pages can be distracting and time consuming. Thanks for your comment smile

  5. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    I still prefer reading traditional books over digital books.

    1. writerjrose profile image78
      writerjroseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I do too. Nothing beats that good old "book smell" if you know what I mean. smile Cheers!

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    LoliHeyposted 2 years ago

    I like the actual book.  I can flip through it, and see how much I have left to read.  However, Kindle books are cheaper, and you can carry 30 or more books at one time.

    1. writerjrose profile image78
      writerjroseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I guess there are pros and cons to both! Thanks for your input! smile

  7. savvydating profile image96
    savvydatingposted 2 years ago

    I prefer my Kindle. You can adjust the light so that it is not bright or at all irritating to the eyes. That I know for sure, since I have sensitive eyes. Besides which, I do most of my reading in the evening, in my dimly lit bedroom.
    Also, the Kindle is very compact and it is like having a Whole Library in one book. I can also pack the Kindle into a tout or even my purse, and off I go. It's handy to have if you've got to sit and wait somewhere, like airports. That being said, I still read books made from paper, but not nearly as much as I used to.

  8. nochance profile image92
    nochanceposted 23 months ago

    I prefer physical books. I like being able to see my progress by looking at my bookmark in the spine. I also feel like others are way less likely to bother me if I have a real book.

    The kindle app on my iPhone is okay but it's not great. Maybe if I had a real e-reader I would like it more.

  9. renee21 profile image82
    renee21posted 23 months ago

    I prefer reading from physical books.  It makes it easier to see how far into the book I am.  I also find it easier on my eyes to read from paper than a screen.

  10. rolaabboud profile image81
    rolaabboudposted 21 months ago

    From an actual book of course. I read some digital books but I didn't like them. Physical books are better.. I love to keep books in my library. And I like the idea that I always safe some money to buy new books !!

 
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