Ebooks or paper?

comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
Which do you prefer?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
e-book
16  (20%)
paper
58  (71%)
Other (explain)
8  (10%)
Total votes: 82
Poll is closed
03/18/2012
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The printed word is easier on my eyes.
03/18/2012
lukas24 lukas24
Definitely paper! As said, easier on the eyes after a long time
03/18/2012
plaidvulva plaidvulva
Print/Paper/whatcha call it
03/18/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Which do you prefer?
Recently I've made up my mind.. I'm an E-book girl. The only book I prefer in paper is my really special ones like Kurt Cobain's journal. Other books, I find annoying to mess with in paper. Most of mine are actual books, I've only had a few on my Kindle since I got it for Christmas. I prefer it because it's convenient and I can read while in the car, work, etc. I even stand my Kindle up on my vanity while I straighten my hair and read. I've stood it up on my bed while I done other things and read. I usually read the most before bed so I'm all covered up with cats laying on me and it's so much harder to hold the darn book open! It's tough to do that for hours at a time when you can prop up a Kindle. I'm in the middle of a paper book now and it's hard to see the words in it and keep a comfortable hold for more than a couple of hours.
03/18/2012
wetone123 wetone123
Hardback books are all this girl is going to read! While sitting poolside only a paperback so as I do not mess up my nice hardback books.
03/18/2012
jokerzwild jokerzwild
E-ink reader like Kindle is much easier on the eyes, much easier on the hands (way thinner then a book), can holds thousands of books in less weight then 1, I couldn't be more of a fan.
03/18/2012
Chirple Chirple
e-ink is the same on the eyes as paper :



It looks nothing like a computer screen and is a very different technology.

It's physically easier for me to read on the Kindle Touch than a book with flip-pages and I can imagine this being great for people with mobility difficulties as well as adjustable text size for optimum comfort.

I don't really like the Kindle Fire, Nook Color, or iPad being called "eReaders" - they're just regular tablets and I feel they give people a poor impression of what real ereader technology can do. They might be a good fit for some people, but those who have trouble with a computer screen for serious reading should definitely consider eink instead.


When MP3 players came out, I was skeptical. But I like ereaders for the same reason I came to like MP3 players - being able to carry a large library and not having to choose. If I bring a book to work and finish it, I don't have to wait to start another one. And it fits in my tiny travel bag.

Also, it's weird - but it makes me more likely to read. I have ADD and not having to turn pages and lose my place and forget to bookmark it and all that - it makes reading something I'm more likely to do.

And legally free out-of-copyright books without having to leave home ! If these things can really get down in price, imagine what they could do for disadvantaged kids when combined with city-wide internet infrastructure - discovering so much from the safety of home without having to pay transportation fees.

I certainly don't want print books to go away, but ereaders offer new possibilities.
03/18/2012
pestilence pestilence
I like e-books because they're more portable and take less effort to acquire. I haven't gotten an e-reader yet, so I still use physical books pretty often, but as soon as I buy one I'll be converting to e-books as much as physically possible.
03/18/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
Paper for me.
03/18/2012
underHim underHim
I perfer paper books but e books have become more simple since having kids. I dont have to turn on lights at night to read etc..
03/18/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Which do you prefer?
I like to read on my Kindle better
03/18/2012
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Which do you prefer?
paper
03/18/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
I prefer paper books a billion times more than ebooks - but, you can get waaaaaaaaaaaayway more ebooks for free, and they take up space only on your hard drive... So, yep, I would LOVE to have all those (literally MILLIONS) of books printed W/we already have, but oh well, digital books are better than nothing... ^^
03/18/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I like the feel and smell of a paper book.
03/18/2012
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
I love the smell of paper books too much. I love collecting them, especially old editions of classics.
03/18/2012
indiglo indiglo
I really don't like reading anything long and involved on a computer screen. I'll even print out long articles if I really want to read them, rather than read them online.
03/18/2012
Rossie Rossie
I prefer to read and collect the book.
03/18/2012
Kithara Kithara
I have a Kindle, but it is so much easier to skip back and forward in paper books, especially ones where they have dictionaries/reference s in the back. That, and my Kindle has a tenancy to go screwy when I try to go back a page. Sometimes, it will skip chapters ahead instead of going back one single page.
03/19/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
Paper all the way.
03/19/2012
lzbncrckhead lzbncrckhead
Quote:
Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Which do you prefer?
mostly paper, but ebooks are just easier to care when i’m traveling or at school since i am a book freak that has hundreds on my kindle
03/19/2012
amandaco2011 amandaco2011
I like paper but slowly starting to like ebooks a whole lot more.
03/19/2012
leelee leelee
Quote:
Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Which do you prefer?
I like my ebooks they are cheaper and handy to buy
03/19/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
For me, reading is an event. I sit down on the sofa, get comfy, and let myself be absorbed into the book. It's not something I do to pass the time while travelling. Too, the book is a living document. It has its own smell and feel, and its own history. I'm currently reading Chaucer's The Knight's Tale. It's a second hand copy, with scribbles all over it from the previous reader. That, yes, is annoying - and it's not something I'd engage in if it hadn't already been done - but since this copy has that, I'm enjoying putting my own scribbles on it. That, and coupled with the price issue, is why I prefer paper books over ebooks.
03/20/2012
Caus Caus
I enjoy both. I love collecting books and trying new ones but I also like the versatility in using eBooks.
03/20/2012
married with children married with children
books. They take up more room, but they cost less and are better for the environment. No batteries containing nasty toxins, no kindles being shipped over from a country that cares nothing about pollution and has no EPA. Plus, I always have the book on my bookcase, ready for the next time I want to read it or lend it out to someone else to enjoy.
03/20/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
I love both. I have my Kindle which is great for taking with me to work and on the bus. It's lightweight and doesn't take up much space in my purse.

Actual paper books, I love to read at home. There is nothing quite like curling up on the couch or in bed with a cup of tea/cocoa and reading.

Yes, I am having my cake and eating it too. Plus this means I am reading twice as many books cause the physical book and the Kindle book are never the same.
04/15/2012
roskat roskat
Currently I like real paper better, but I'm sure I'll get a reader at some point. They're just so handy.
04/15/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
I like paper better, though I would like to have an e-reader, too.
04/15/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I love being able to hold a book. I stare at a computer screen all the time so I want to be able to hold a book when its "my time"
04/16/2012
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Unique posters: 62