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Do You Prefer E-book Readers Or Having The Physical Book?

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Lord Tyrion, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky B.O. Man

    Physical book. You can take it anywhere and it won't run out of batteries.
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  2. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky B.O. Man

    Thanks, Neesy,
    I'm a bit slow on the uptake but give me a physical book anyday. Mark.
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  3. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky B.O. Man

    I'm still getting used to this website and I'm losing my way, but even though the 'Greenies' reckon where chopping down the trees, give me a book anyday. Mark.
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  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Your posts will be moderated until you reach 150, Mark. If you are having problems you can message a moderator for help by clicking on Start a Conversation under the Information header in our profile area.
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  5. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky B.O. Man

    Thanks, Haunted. I reckon physical books are ten times better than electronic stuff. Mark.
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  6. HMW

    HMW Well-Known Member

    The physical book is better, in my humble opionion. Mainly because the publishers (of e-books) do not make enough of an effort. The typography is more often than not abysmal, and leaves a lot to be desired. And I am not talking about some self published novel here, but of major works by major authors. There are of course exceptions (I happily read The Wind Through The Keyhole, where someone apparently had paid attention to details such as small caps and line breaks), but the problem is that they are just that: exceptions.

    Having said that, the fact of the matter is I haven't bought a physical book in over a year. I am also very happy with my new e-reader. Why? Because books - as lovely as I still think they are - take up a lot of space. Space that I simply do not have (or can afford).
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  7. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky B.O. Man

    When I go for a sh1t, I'd rather take a physical book in case I run out of toilet paper. But seriously, your'e right, too many glitches in the typos, and you don't have to plug a book into the wall.
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  8. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Noooooooo! :O_O:
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  9. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    :rolleyes: - he is kidding (I hope!) :rugby: :umm:
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  10. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    Physical Books, I had a kindle, but i lost interest after 2 hours and went back to the physical book.
  11. Anthea M

    Anthea M Well-Known Member

    I take a book to work with me every day as the journey to and from is my reading time. As I don't like to break the spines of my books I can't get comfortable in bed to read so on the occasions I do read in bed my Nook comes into play. I have very different e-books on my Nook; mostly chick-lit that is light and frothy and some really mistake buys that I couldn't wait to finish.
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  12. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky B.O. Man

    Just kidding, but I have done it, once.
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  13. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    Just browsing my library's e-book stacks and lo and behold there is Natchez Burning by Iles. This book just came out! Does anyone know how the hardback to e-book transition happens? Does the publisher release in both venues at same time or what???? HELP!
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  14. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    There's no pat answer for that--too many variables--so the best I can say is sometimes, but not always.
  15. bookworm101

    bookworm101 yea, ok, whatever. enjoy your day.

    I like the physical book as well. E-reader is easier on vacation. You don't have to pack all those books, but I still pack the books.:a11:
    I keep telling myself a big ole fat lie that I'm going to save Mr. Mercedes for vacation. yea right. My husband offered to hide it for me. I told him if he hides my book I will need to hide his body.:ghost:
  16. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
  17. josh1982004

    josh1982004 Active Member

    I have too have the book. I just like being able to hold it in my hand as I read. plus,I have a best friend who I love letting borrow my books.
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  18. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    I'm old school. Can't seem to find the feeling of gliding into a story while looking on a screen. It has to be pages to turn. But of course there is the Storage space problem.... I have a lot of books on a lot of shelves but there never seem to be enough. And somehow it seems like a crime against some law to throw a book away. It physically hurts inside me. And it doesn't matter if the book is good or bad. I have a pile of books that is deemed not good enough to be part of the collection. That has to be get rid of somehow. But it hurts...
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  19. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Donate them instead of throwing them away. There are many places that would take them off your hands and there may be someone who would enjoy them more than you did.
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  20. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    AWWMMS....I donate to my local library at least twice a year/ My branch has set up a small room where they sell donated books for a minimal price per cover; It keeps the books circulating.
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