How do you best like your literature served up? Lots of people say "it depends," but if you had to choose just one, which would it be?

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How do you best like your literature served up? Lots of people say "it depends," but if you had to choose just one, which would it be?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Self-explanatory.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Physical book
70  (79%)
Kindle
8  (9%)
Nook
3  (3%)
iPad
iPod
2  (2%)
On my computer
4  (4%)
Other
2  (2%)
Total votes: 89
Poll is closed
06/06/2011
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Bellimum Bellimum
I'm in love with physical books. Whenever I visit a bookstore, I usually walk out with a stack even if I know I could've gotten them for far cheaper (or even just purchased them and had them shipped). There's something about having shelves and shelves of books to come home to, and there's something to the texture of pages in your fingers, even if it does risk a papercut. I could see buying a Kindle or some such thing at some point only to just carry around copies of books I'd already bought in hard copy, if I had the funds for such an undertaking.
06/06/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
Quote:
Originally posted by Bellimum
I'm in love with physical books. Whenever I visit a bookstore, I usually walk out with a stack even if I know I could've gotten them for far cheaper (or even just purchased them and had them shipped). There's something about having ...
+1

I agree wholeheartedly about exactly what you said.
06/06/2011
Ajax Ajax
I get too distracted by other things when trying to listen to audio books and being me my kindle would always be dead so I have to stick with good old paper back books <3
06/06/2011
newlady newlady
I used to go to bookstores when I was very young with my dad.
Every time I walk into a bookstore, I am transported back in time....there's just something about the smell...
..the smell of new books vs. old books... I sniff 'em all! (My grampa did it, my dad does it, I do it and my girls all do it! lol)
06/06/2011
Maeby Maeby
Quote:
Originally posted by Bellimum
I'm in love with physical books. Whenever I visit a bookstore, I usually walk out with a stack even if I know I could've gotten them for far cheaper (or even just purchased them and had them shipped). There's something about having ...
Definitely! Books are such a sensory experience for me, too. I love the weight of a book in my hand, being able to flip through the pages, making notes in the margins, etc. And don't get me started on the smell of new books....it beats "new car smell," as far I'm concerned
06/06/2011
Bellimum Bellimum
Quote:
Originally posted by Ajax
I get too distracted by other things when trying to listen to audio books and being me my kindle would always be dead so I have to stick with good old paper back books <3
Haha, yes, here's probably another issue for me. I get distracted enough listening to a podcast - it's so frustrating because I always feel like I should be reading something simultaneously - that I'd probably never hear the audio book. It's hard to just sit there without engaging something.
06/06/2011
Bellimum Bellimum
Quote:
Originally posted by Maeby
Definitely! Books are such a sensory experience for me, too. I love the weight of a book in my hand, being able to flip through the pages, making notes in the margins, etc. And don't get me started on the smell of new books....it beats ...
It seems so much more enjoyable to get into the book when it's like this, doesn't it? I don't absorb the information as well otherwise - it's like scanning a webpage. And yes - notes in the margins, definitely helpful.
06/06/2011
ss143 ss143
Books for me there is nothing like going to the bookstore and smelling and flipping thru a new or loved book.
06/06/2011
Wyo Daisy Wyo Daisy
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Self-explanatory.
I did not want a Kindle, but was given one and it sat there. Then one day I picked it up and downloaded a couple free books. now i read it ALL the time. It is so handy and the charge lasts a long time. I took it on a 3 week trip, had plenty to read (completed 5 books in that time) and I only charged it once in that time. My Kindle has been to the beach, on hikes, trains and so much more. I truly would not want to do without it anymore.
06/06/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
I prefer a physical book.
06/06/2011
Smitty Smitty
Books all the way!
06/06/2011
clp clp
I bought my kindle so that I could take my library with me when I move to England, and I have started to really enjoy it vs. paper books. Its small, easy to stash in my purse or bag, it lives FOREVER on a charge and honestly, it lets me read smut wherever I want without having to worry about graphic book covers.

That being said, I am also a book artist. I use the book form as a medium for my artwork and I bind and print books; I also do restorations. There is a very big difference between a high quality, beautifully bound and lovingly stored book and the cheap, mass-produced crap churned out of bookstores that grab your money hand over fist.

Just because its on paper doesn't mean its valuable.
06/06/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I have an e-reader, but I'm finding I prefer the actual books. Then again, if my reader was a touch screen, it might be a different story...hehehe.

But at least I don't have to worry about a battery dying with a normal book - I'm hopeless with charging things, including my mobile!
06/06/2011
missdizzy missdizzy
I'd love a Kindle but for now it's the iphone or my laptop.
06/06/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I love physical books, but I have thought of getting a Kindle.
06/06/2011
Cedarlooman Cedarlooman
I love physical books, but love my Nook. I had an original Nook and it died a painful death after getting run over . I ended up saving some gift cards and such and getting the Nook color about 3 months ago. I love it! It holds tons of books, has a good browser, now does apps, holds pics and video, and is open source for reading any type of e-book except for Amazon books.

I am a bibliophile with several hundred (if not thousands) of physical books, but I really enjoy my nook. I can load several books, switch between them at any time, they give a free book every Friday, and if I am in B & N I can read any e-book they sell for free for an hour a day. (Of course I could just grab the physical books to0, but that way I can read books that some people may frown on if they know me)
06/07/2011
REDRUM REDRUM
Definitely physical books.
Sometimes I like to get away from technology for a few days
Plus, I like having them on my shelf for me to read again whenever I want.
06/07/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i love my kindle! i can read it in sunlight, i get discounts on books, i get it right away instead of having to wait for it in the mail or driving somewhere to get it, i can get a free sample of a book that i may be interested in which is usually the 1st chapter or so, it saves my space when i'm not reading it or want to look at other books, & the battery lasts like a week before i need to charge it again. once i'm done reading a book, it archives it so i always have it.
06/07/2011
Yoda Yoda
I have a Sony E-reader
06/08/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Yoda
I have a Sony E-reader
I knew I forgot an important one.
06/08/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Hello, I'm Z2 and I'm a book-aholic. I love having the physical book to read, but after recently reading a 1,000 page hardback, I'm beginning to wonder about the benefits of holding a small, light weight, electronic book instead. Although honestly, if I like a book, I'm going to want it in physical form as well. I just like having the actual book to look at and touch. And having shelves of them surrounding me makes me feel safe and secure.

Yeah... I'm a little weird about books.
06/09/2011
phunkyphreak phunkyphreak
I am in love with the actual book. I need to feel it in my hands I have an e reader and I rarely use it.
06/12/2011
Inwitari Inwitari
Physical book, I love to collect them and love the feel of a book in my hands.
06/13/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I find myself using the kindle app on my phone more and more frequently for leisure reading, but I'm and art historian and a kindle won't cut it for most of my art books.
06/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
I love physical books best.

I do occasionally read something from Project Gutenberg on my cell phone while in waiting rooms, and I also like being able to use CTRL+F in Project Gutenberg... but then I'm usually just checking which chapter something was in so I can look it up in the physical copy of the book I've got in my hand.
06/13/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
There's just something about having a book physically in your hands that's better than looking at a computer or other similar screens.
06/22/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Physical book. I just love the feel of it, the smell of it, the look of it. I think I may have a book fetish...
06/23/2011
SiNn SiNn
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Self-explanatory.
I have to have the real book while ebooks are awesome i love feeling a real book in myhands
06/29/2011
missdizzy missdizzy
Actually if I ahd to choose just one it would depend... I mean, if its books, does that mean I still have access to every one ever? Is it like a limitless library?
06/29/2011
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