1. pkcable's Avatar

    Lately I gave been using my devices, my iPhone with hoopla and overdrive for audio books, and my iPad and computers for books and magazines with iBooks, Kindle and Zinio, BUT I know some people who just prefer paper books and magazines. I myself was that way with magazines for a long time BUT I have come around.

    So what do you think? Are you on the eReader/use your device band wagon, or do you prefer the old fashion book? And if so why? Lately for me my passion is listening to audio books while I travel or as I run errands.
    05-09-2017 10:12 PM
  2. Matty's Avatar
    Audio books don't work well for me because I get distracted to easily and would lose the plot haha.

    I don't mind reading an e-book to understand a concept for school but it can only be a couple pages. If I'm doing some reading for a long period of time then I like the good 'ol fashioned hard cover book

    I know we must save the trees but I'm happy to recycle the book when I'm finished 😃
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    05-10-2017 04:35 AM
  3. mumfoau's Avatar
    I've been doing audiobooks but of late I've found that I like to have the physical book in hand. It's like when I have my device in hand, reading is not what I'm looking to do. With physical, I know what it is when i take it off the shelf.
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    05-10-2017 06:35 AM
  4. KaterKarlo's Avatar
    I like physical books, but when it's a book I'll only read one time (which you know sometimes), then I'll buy it on my kinde. And I rely on paper when it comes to studying, so books will never go away in my life I'd rather sit in a library with real books than thousands of screens or just in an empty room with only one ereader
    btw I found mine here (it's german, I'm sorry: http://www.welcher-ebook-reader.com/ )
    Last edited by KaterKarlo; 05-27-2017 at 05:04 AM. Reason: addition
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    05-26-2017 09:20 AM
  5. Kilwillie's Avatar
    Real books seem more relaxing, but sometimes e-books are more convenient.
    05-26-2017 10:45 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I prefer physical books.
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    05-29-2017 03:44 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It really doesn't matter to me, to be quite honest. Having said that, I've spent money on eBooks (both on the Amazon Paperwhite and Barnes & Noble Nook) so it only makes sense for me to choose the eReader option for the sake of this thread....
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    05-29-2017 05:19 PM
  8. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    Ebooks by choice ever since the Bookeen Cybook Gen3 e-reader I got in 2007. Audiobooks for long walks and hikes and before bed (digital as well, not cassette tapes!). Rarely a physical book—only when no ebook is available and it's a nonfiction work I really want to read.
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    05-29-2017 07:09 PM
  9. Wotchered's Avatar
    I read mostly ebooks nowadays, just for convenience, I can see a hundred actual books from where I'm sitting,I haven't given them up. Like most people nowadays I always have my phone, and I have several reading and library apps on that and unlike a lot of people I don't carry a blasted backpack everywhere, so nowhere to put a book if I wanted to.
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    05-30-2017 08:27 AM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I actually do both depending on the situation. Maybe eBooks a little more because of convience.
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    05-30-2017 10:20 AM
  11. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    eBooks via Kindle. Cheap eReaders and apps for every platform. Started with iBooks, but an iPad is too expensive. Kindle Fire was only $70 and works quite well.

    For educational material, the eReaders are great. Easy dictionary access and you can get narration for novels on the cheap, or go with audiobooks.
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    06-04-2017 03:31 PM
  12. bluej3's Avatar
    Nice thread! I used to love paperback and hardcovers then i was in love with kindle/ ebooks but now i am in love with paperbacks and hardcovers again! Haha!
    08-08-2017 05:12 PM
  13. TripleOne's Avatar
    Real books for me, I'm old fashioned :P
    08-09-2017 07:30 AM
  14. pkcable's Avatar
    I'm going crazy for audio of late! Just something about having a book read to me, especially from a dynamic reader OR group of readers.
    08-23-2017 08:45 AM
  15. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I've pretty much migrated to the Kindle app on my iPad. There are times, however when I'm in a situation where any type of electronic devices (phones, tablets, etc.) are prohibited, so I pick up a paperback book or magazines.
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    08-23-2017 08:51 AM
  16. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I've been doing audiobooks but of late I've found that I like to have the physical book in hand. It's like when I have my device in hand, reading is not what I'm looking to do. With physical, I know what it is when i take it off the shelf.
    I do this too!
    08-23-2017 08:51 AM
  17. B_Ross's Avatar
    I'll always have to say real book just due to the fact that an eReader doesn't feel enough like a normal book to me. Plus I'd be worried that the eReader would keep me up at night from the light.
    07-31-2018 06:40 PM

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