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My mom likes to joke that Amazon named their product the "Kindle" because they expect everyone to burn all the traditional books. The Kindle "Fire" is a further step towards proving her hypothesis.

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Paperback. Much easier to carry for me.
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I prefer Hardcover they last longer and you can also use them as laptop pads for when you are in your bed or sofa >.>
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Digital I'm lazy and I have a huge ass smart phone anyways.
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Paperback, 99% of all my reading happens when I'm traveling and a hardcover just isn't convenient for that.
I've tried digital books on my phone (Samsung Note), my tablet and with several E-Readers but those things are not for me when it comes to books.
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Any, though I have much more digital ones. Hardcovers last longer, though they're heavier and the plastic covers bend easily. They also tend to be larger, which takes up more space on bookshelves. Paperbacks generally have better-looking pictures on the covers, but that's because it's cheaper/easier to put pictures on paperbacks. Unfortunately, the covers aren't as durable for paperbacks. I prefer digital, because the books I like are usually more cheap as digital, and I can fit thousands of them on my Kindle. I'm particularly grateful about not having to worry about pets shredding my Kindle books. I've lost some of my favorites that way. I sometimes feel that digital books are more inconvenient when it comes to finding specific parts in books, but I guess it's still better than me slowly "killing" pages with dog-ears.
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Posted 4/15/13 , edited 4/15/13

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. I'm particularly grateful about not having to worry about pets shredding my Kindle books. I've lost some of my favorites that way. I sometimes feel that digital books are more inconvenient when it comes to finding specific parts in books, but I guess it's still better than me slowly "killing" pages with dog-ears.


Lack of clutter is a big plus in my opinion. Sometimes It can be a pain to find a particular section, but on the other hand when you're curious how many times a particular phrase occurs etc, then it's fricken amazing! Search ftw.

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Man_Of_Leisure wrote:


aeb0717 wrote:

. I'm particularly grateful about not having to worry about pets shredding my Kindle books. I've lost some of my favorites that way. I sometimes feel that digital books are more inconvenient when it comes to finding specific parts in books, but I guess it's still better than me slowly "killing" pages with dog-ears.


Lack of clutter is a big plus in my opinion. Sometimes It can be a pain to find a particular section, but on the other hand when you're curious how many times a particular phrase occurs etc, then it's fricken amazing! Search ftw.



My Kindle will sometimes freeze when I use search, so... I bookmark what I think I'll want to go back to.
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Hardcover. Because it can be used as a weapon.
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My mom likes to joke that Amazon named their product the "Kindle" because they expect everyone to burn all the traditional books. The Kindle "Fire" is a further step towards proving her hypothesis.
Your mom could be any one of these then, depending on context:
  • Clever and funny
  • A conspiracy theorist
  • Downright scary...

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Hardcover. Because it can be used as a weapon.
You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room's the greatest arsenal we could have - arm yourselves!
--The 10th Doctor, "Tooth and Claw (2006)"
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Posted 5/21/13
Paperback. More convenient
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Posted 5/21/13 , edited 5/21/13
For reading ease, definitely paperback.

If I ever get a kindle or anything as a gift, I'll probably start adopting that, but at the moment no real desire to buy one.
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Posted 5/21/13
hardbound or digital.
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I like hardcover. But I normally buy paperback because the book I want doesn't have the hardcover version for sale. Or the hardcover version is just sold out.
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