Ebooks or paper books?

Tangles Tangles
Which do you prefer? I've thought about getting an e-reader but I tend to buy used books pretty cheap so I wasn't sure if it would be worth it.
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Paper books
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Ebooks
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19  (14%)
Total votes: 132
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Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I prefer paper, but ebooks are more available so I have millions...
03/22/2012
dhig dhig
paper!
03/22/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
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Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
I prefer paper, but ebooks are more available so I have millions...
Exactly, W/we're constantly getting more and more, O/our virtual library is one-of-a-kind already, and W/we intend to involve even more topics! ~smiles wide and satisfied ^^
03/22/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
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Originally posted by Tangles
Which do you prefer? I've thought about getting an e-reader but I tend to buy used books pretty cheap so I wasn't sure if it would be worth it.
I like the feeling of having a paper copy in my hand, but I been reading ebooks on my phone.
03/23/2012
Various Various
There is something about paper books that excite me far beyond what an ebook ever could.
03/23/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
haven't tried ebooks yet. Don't know if I want too.
03/23/2012
GONE! GONE!
Paper books are easier on my eyes, personally.
03/23/2012
slynch slynch
I am a big paper book reader.

I was just given a used iPad 1, so I will give e-books a chance.
03/23/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Among other things, I tend to buy used books over new, so it makes sense from a monetary standpoint to stick with actual books.
03/23/2012
Positwist Positwist
The technology for E-books isn't where I need it to be yet. I'm waiting for a super intuitive, super easy tablet reader that lets me annotate whatever I'm reading 1) with a stylus and 2) without having to click through a menu to open annotation options. Basically, annotating an e-book needs to be just like annotating a paper book.

Until then, I'm all about the paper books. I'm a bit of a bibliophile in the true sense--I'm a geek about binding, paper, typeset, etc--and I have a massive personal library, so paper books will probably always have a place in my reading repertoire.
03/23/2012
romstomp romstomp
I read both, but I prefer paper
03/23/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I prefer paper books but I have a good amount of e-book due to them being cheaper or the paper version being hard to find.
03/23/2012
DiamondKoala DiamondKoala
Paper books definitely, E-books kind of give me headaches after a while.
03/24/2012
NaturalWoman NaturalWoman
Paper books for sure! There's something about the smell and feel of a book, and the crinkle of the pages as you turn them . . .
03/24/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
paperbooks
03/24/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Quote:
Originally posted by Positwist
The technology for E-books isn't where I need it to be yet. I'm waiting for a super intuitive, super easy tablet reader that lets me annotate whatever I'm reading 1) with a stylus and 2) without having to click through a menu to open ... More
I can't be certain, because I've never used one, but I'm pretty sure some ebook readers do provide such annotation abilities.
03/24/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I love holding a paper book, and I belong to bookswaps so I can get a new one for the price of shipping one I already read so it's a great deal.
03/24/2012
blackbetty79 blackbetty79
I like both
03/26/2012
SexysaurousRex SexysaurousRex
e readers are really cool. it depends on how much reading you do and where you may spend your time reading. it'd go for a combination of the two as not everything you want is on an e reader, but there are a ton of public domain books that are old enough to be impossible to find but free on an e reader.
03/26/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangles
Which do you prefer? I've thought about getting an e-reader but I tend to buy used books pretty cheap so I wasn't sure if it would be worth it.
I have a kindle, so I have a ton at my finger tips right now. But I love the feel of a real paper book between my fingers and the smell. So I do buy them when I can afford to get the real thing.
03/26/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
i prefer paper books
04/21/2012
Latsyrc728 Latsyrc728
I used to love paper books and never thought I would be converted until I got a kindle. It is so amazing to have all your favorite books at your fingertips on a light device. Now I am selling my library.
04/22/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangles
Which do you prefer? I've thought about getting an e-reader but I tend to buy used books pretty cheap so I wasn't sure if it would be worth it.
Both!
04/22/2012
Castielskitten Castielskitten
i perfer holding a BOOK in my hand, not a e-reader. an e-reader to me takes away the idea of a book, wonder if im the only one that feels that way.
04/22/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
There's nothing like holding an actual book in your hands.
I have an e-reader and I just never use it. Give me the real deal!
04/22/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I love, Love, LOVE to have the book in my hands! But I think I'm going to have to get used to ereaders in the future,
04/22/2012
<3BF <3BF
I don't have an e-book device but I've never liked reading full length books on my computer or laptop
04/22/2012
Ninja Wolf Ninja Wolf
I love paper books. Something about the feel of the book in my hands makes reading more enjoyable. I do like the idea of ebooks though.
04/30/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
I prefer paper -- but I do literally have thousands. We had a room shelved wall to wall for our library. And we need a bigger room. So paper does have its downside. But I could never give up my book collection. I keep only books I'll reread or reference; ones I dislike or won't crack open again get sold back to Powell's (local huge bookstore) -- to buy more books!

I do, however, have an e-reader on my phone, and am considering getting a Nook as well. It's not that it would replace paper books, but it'd make it so much easier to take a bunch of books with me on trips (I read quickly so I can go through two or three books on a vacation). Or on the bus. In addition, most classic books are free in e-book format. Right now I read them on my phone. A slightly bigger screen would be nice.
04/30/2012
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