"Real" Books or eReader?

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Folks,

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.
 

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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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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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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/ )
 
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"Real" Books or eReader?

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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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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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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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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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!
 

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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.
 

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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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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!
 

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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.
 

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The electronic format took over in my world in two stages. That doesn’t mean I don’t like real books.

First, my work in IT admin requires reference and text books. I used to keep + or - 1000 page books with me or near and e books solved the bulk and weight issues the same time they made search a nice feature.

Next came my being able to keep at reading more with electronic format. Instead of leave some personal reading on a table or desk for days to months I kept reading during a lunch break or if I was on hold in a phone call.

I use my public library system and that’s another area where electronic format has been a plus. Time saved and no being caught with an overdue book.

Now I see the quality of the Max phone screen as another plus for the electronic format.
 

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While my preferred method is physical books, I like the ease (and convenience) of reading books on my iPad, usually via Apple Books.
 

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