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What type of books do you prefer reading: Physical books or e-books?
Posted 11/1/11 , edited 11/1/11
I myself prefer physical books and I am not really sure why. There is just something about having the actual book that is more appealing to me.
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Posted 11/1/11 , edited 11/1/11
I prefer paper books. I like holding it in my hand, turning that page, and smelling that paper smell. I don't know why. It just really kills my eyes to read through online text. However, I think ebooks are much better. Less expensive, less trees being cut down, and not easy to ruin. You have no idea how many times I spilled a drink on a book, or have ripped the pages by accident
Posted 11/1/11 , edited 11/1/11
I think physical books are out dated, I'd never walk about with vulnerable paper, could be lost, ripped(Kids), age and just fade, uneditable, it's just...dated,

I prefer eBooks to the max, paper is just too 70's to me..
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Posted 11/1/11
physical books, nothin' beats them; in the modern day where we rely on computers/phones/etc, its nice to get a relief from staring at a screen 24/7.
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I agree with Kippu. There is this kinesthetic sensuality to paper books, especially if you take the time to visit an actual bookstore, which is an atmospheric experience in itself.

Paper books also come with a lot less handling damage concerns than my iPad. I do have various books on it, from girl-smut to the history of Starbucks, but I always find my nose back in a physical book more often.
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Posted 11/1/11
When it comes to things like magazines, ebooks can be kind of cool, because you can scroll through them a lot faster, or if you just want to preview a book. The leftard in me likes the environmental advantages, too. The problem is my eyes tend to hurt after looking at the light too much, and I can't annotate on an ebook so it's a bit harder to truly understand a book without marking patterns. Plus, books are easy to carry around; carrying around a Kindle or Iphone is kind of dangerous around here, but a book won't get stolen so easily.
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Posted 11/1/11

KleinerSkollexxx wrote:

carrying around a Kindle or Iphone is kind of dangerous around here, but a book won't get stolen so easily.


I hear you. We even have signs and advertisement on the subway line telling customers to hide their phones and other expensive devices. I've seen more people read books in trains and bus than kindle and iphone. It would be a mistake to show that off in a public area especially if you're in the downtown area :/
Posted 11/1/11
The only books I read are physical.... Although I know the pros of a kindle, I dont really read any books (unless I have to)... So any is fine
Posted 11/1/11
I barely read my physical books and since I suck at those Kindle whatever they're called, I am pretty much hopeless. But over that, I would prefer physical books.
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Posted 11/1/11
Physical books. I'd much rather turn the page, than scroll down.
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Posted 11/1/11 , edited 11/1/11
Without a doubt, physical books are my preference. I can just never get into a digital book because it feels so unnatural to me to not have to flip a page or feel the texture of the paper. But I will say it is easy to hold onto a digital book while laying in a hammock.
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Posted 11/1/11
I prefer the feel of a physical book. I'm not a fan of Kindle or any of those ebooks. I see the practicality of ebooks, but there's nothing like the feel of holding a book in my hands and flipping through the pages.
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It's just crazy how dangerous it can be to carry something so flashy. Plus, if it were to get damaged somehow, like a malfunction or a broken screen, you gotta spend another hundred just for a new one, verses may be twenty tops for a new book.
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Posted 11/2/11
I prefer a physical book. I like to hold the book and turn the paper and I don't like to read long text on a screen
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