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What type of books do you prefer reading: Physical books or e-books?
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Posted 11/7/11
physical books though i mostly read online...
Posted 12/7/11
physical i guess xD
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Posted 12/7/11
I've never held a kindle in me life... That's what that is I tell ya. But I have read ebooks with screens as white as snow and they are blinding to me jimminy crickets (eyes). So... I think a hardcover or soft cover book would be most preferable. I just have too much crap in my room is that problem. My bookshelf aint all too clean neither. :/
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Posted 12/7/11
i prefer real books. lose the electronic you lose your paid for books. i like my real books
Posted 12/7/11
I prefer physical books,it's because we must try not to get used to the modern technology too intensely.When it comes to reading a book that's as simple as doing other of our essential tasks,we must limit ourselves to our usual way.After all we are making ourselves cripple by always replying upon technology & machines.
It's true that e-books of course reduce the space & load but also prevent us from using our natural instincts.I won't hesitate to use e-books unless it's too essential otherwise I would choose which book to read & will take only that one with me.
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Posted 12/7/11
The death of physical media has been foretold many a time, and yet proves to be premature. I suspect it's premature this time also, and I'm also impressed by the overwhelming preference for paper books by posters on this site(virtual media), including even the younger folks whom one might expect to be the most sold on e-readers. Myself, I too prefer physical books and magazines, and for all the reasons mentioned by others (tangible, durable, nothing to turn on or off, just that warm fuzzy feeling...). I also can't help but to think that hundreds of years from now, physical books from this era will still be immediately readable by tomorrow's history buffs (just as Egyptian hieroglyphs and other ancient texts can be read, to variable degrees, today) while an electronic device may well be an inpenetrable black box unless one can somehow recover the old technology required to read them. Maybe that'll be a new archeology specialty?
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Posted 12/7/11
have you ever seen a thief snatched a book from a person and ran? damn that person must like reading lol

be careful with ur ipads kindles etc
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Posted 12/7/11 , edited 12/7/11
I prefer physical books since it is more relaxing to the eyes and I also want to make notes at interesting parts. Maybe I will try kindle at some point.

EDIT: Also it does not matter to me if books consume space. A bookshelf filled with great books is a nice sight. Some books are that great that I want to possess them physically. They don´t deserve it to be just a file on a computer, which might get lost over the years.
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Physical books honestly, though the e-books are so much cheaper than physical books, but, I still don't really wanna make the switch... because I've pretty much read physical books all my life.
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Posted 12/7/11
Physical books 100%, they smell good, they just feel nice to hold, and I cant ever seem to get into reading manga online or anything, the books are always better for me, just something that makes books more appealing. Plus, having a room full of awsome books with unique spines, a searies of books in a row with variations on each volume, you dont get that with a kindle or something, and looking at all my manga lined up on the shelves, just feels nice
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Posted 12/7/11
Aside from the feeling of paper, not dropping a book, and feelings of nostalgia; I would go with a tablet. More potential, music, size adjustment, saves paper, you don't have to stuff your bag full of different books, etc. Although.... I do get nervous about technical problems that could occur with electronics at times.
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Posted 12/7/11

silentrose1 wrote:

i prefer real books. lose the electronic you lose your paid for books. i like my real books





animegirl2222 wrote:

Physical books honestly, though the e-books are so much cheaper than physical books, but, I still don't really wanna make the switch... because I've pretty much read physical books all my life.


True true, but there are some that simply read it once and thats it. Why waste space? Sides, the author deserved every penny for it, right? See what I mean?
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Posted 12/7/11
Nothing better than a real book, i mean when ur got stacks of book 10-20 high sittin in ur bed room u look pretty smart xp haha and they smell nice :3 omnomomnomnom
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Posted 12/7/11
e~books make me dizzy @_@
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Posted 12/7/11
I like physical books better. Cause I like to collect them, and a collection is nice, lmfao. And I want to actually TOUCH the book, and not look at a screen !
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