Do you read ebooks? What kind of reader do you use?

Do you read ebooks? What kind of reader do you use?

DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
The advent of the ebook has been hailed as a death blow to the physical publishing industry, but there have recently been mixed reviews of its success rate. Do you read ebooks (electronic/digital books)? What kind of a reader to you use? How do you feel about E-Ink; are you a devotee or is LCD just as good?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I do read ebooks.
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I do not read ebooks.
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I read ebooks on my computer.
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I read ebooks on my Kindle.
buzzvibe , Rufina , Kim! , Persephone's Addiction , hive83 , Gracie
6
I read ebooks on my iPad.
Darling Jen
1
I read ebooks on my iPhone/iPod.
DeliciousSurprise , Avant-garde , Passionate Pastor , popples , Miss Morphine , qspark , Gracie , lukas24
8
I read ebooks on my Nook
Waterfall , ToyGeek , nyy80 , Alys
4
I read ebooks on my Sony Digital Reader
Jul!a , qspark , BadassFatass
3
I read ebooks on my non-iPhone/iPod cell phone/music player
DeliciousSurprise , LuLu Love , DeAnna , Lummox
4
I read ebooks on my Pandigital Novel.
DustBunny
1
I read ebooks on my Kobo eReader.
I read ebooks on my Augen eReader.
I read ebooks on my Aluratek eReader.
I read ebooks on my Entourage Edge.
I read ebooks on my Alex eReader.
I read ebooks on another eReader device not listed.
Darling Jen , Shellz31
2
Other.
Total votes: 131 (86 voters)
Poll is closed
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Sammi Sammi
I'd consider trying it, but I don't know that it would be quite as satisfying as turning actual pages. E-books would certainly take up less space, though
09/11/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
I LOVE reading ebooks on my Nook. At first I didnt think it would feel like reading a book, but I was wrong. I also have no more space on my actual bookshelf, so this helps a lot and I save a good deal on new books
09/11/2010
ScottA ScottA
Best is to have both. Ebooks are searchable, so you can find a passage (good if what you're looking for isn't in the index or you're reading a non-indexed book), but paper is still "cozier" and easier on my eyes.
09/11/2010
Kayla Kayla
I'd consider getting a Kindle, but you can't really buy books used on an e-book reader which actually makes my books more expensive.
09/11/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
I sometimes read ebooks on my computer or ipod touch. I prefer it on paper though there is just something about reading an actual book that is more comfortable.
09/11/2010
Kindred Kindred
I had no idea there were so many e-book readers on the market now.
09/11/2010
LuLu Love LuLu Love
I have started to read on my computer or my Droid. I definitely want a Kindle though and since they've come down in price so much, I'm seriously considering buying one. I'm not too fond of the glare from computers and phones; it makes it uncomfortable to read for any length of time. I love that Kindle uses e-paper which mimics the look of real paper so well that there is no glare and its just as comfortable. Want one!
09/11/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I had no idea there were so many e-book readers on the market now.
There are loads more, but I wanted to try to limit the poll to the most popular ones that I could find. CNET has a good comparison of some of the biggest readers on the market, and Wikipedia probably has an even more comprehensive list of what eReaders are out there.
09/11/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Nope...As much as I understand that they're convenient, I love the integrity of an actual book. The feel, the look, and even the scent of the pages are things I'm simply unwilling to part with as of yet.
09/11/2010
ScottA ScottA
I'd never get one that didn't allow for direct transfer of pdf's and text from my computer. Haven't kept up with the current status, but I know that Amazon charged you to transfer things to Kindle and that didn't sit well with me.
09/11/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
I'd never get one that didn't allow for direct transfer of pdf's and text from my computer. Haven't kept up with the current status, but I know that Amazon charged you to transfer things to Kindle and that didn't sit well with me.
It's not really an eReader, but I read books on my iPod, and if you use a converter to make the books into the proper format, you can use just about any form of media on the iProducts.

That's part of why I've not gotten a kindle yet, how would I read all the books I've already gotten?
09/11/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I got an eReader for Christmas one year and I absolutely love it, except for the fact that my computer doesn't seem to want to recognize it right now, so I'm stuck with the same books I've had on there for almost 2 years...
09/13/2010
gone77 gone77
I've always been kinda anti-eReaders, at least from a personal point of view. I like reading physical books, and I'm not too fond of reading e-books at my computer. However, I've recently decided I want an e-reader, I just have no idea when I can afford one.
09/13/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
the only thing that bothers me is too much reading on a screen causes me to get headaches, other than that I do like them, yet still prefer real books lined up on the bookcase, a collection of stories that end up spanning across your whole lifetime
09/16/2010
Liz Liz
Nope, no way. I love books-- the real thing. I love the way they feel and look and smell, and our library is my favorite room in the house. I feel like the physicality of a book is part of the reading experience.
09/16/2010
Jenniae09 Jenniae09
I love holding the actual book. I just like to curl up in my bed or in a nice chair outside and flip the pages and smell the fresh paper.
In college we have the choice to buy the real book or e-book which is only $20 dollars cheaper if that. It seems like it's expensive for something I would think to be cheap.
09/17/2010
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I voted that I read e-book on my computer, because I use e-textbook at times to save money and sometimes they're are book I want to read available through e-libraries. But I prefer something they I can physically hold in my hand.
09/18/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
I'd rather read a real book but do read things online.
09/19/2010
Trashley Trashley
I have a bunch of classic e-books saved on my computer, but I wouldn't dare reading them like that. I'd much rather spend three bucks to have a book in hand than 150 for an electronic one.
09/21/2010
buzzvibe buzzvibe
Wow, I had no idea there were so many readers on the market now. I love my Kindle.
09/21/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I read ebooks on my laptop, new iPad, and my blackberry. All through my free kindle program. I still love physical books, mind you. There's something special about holding it in your hand and turning the pages and the smell of an unopened book. But eReaders are so convenient for travel!
09/21/2010
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by Trashley
I have a bunch of classic e-books saved on my computer, but I wouldn't dare reading them like that. I'd much rather spend three bucks to have a book in hand than 150 for an electronic one.
It's absolutely great for those books that are very hard to find in print and the resellers want outrageous prices, but are out of copyright so they can be on the "PD ebook projects".

Much easier to use than trying to find a library that has a copy and (usually) talking yourself into it (since it's often a uni library).
09/21/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I've thought about it for text books though. Some of those are fucking heavy!
09/22/2010
Kim! Kim!
I love my Kindle. However, it's on the shelf for awhile. I have so much reading for this semester and I don't like reading for class on my Kindle. I tend to read fairly actively, with a pen in hand. The Kindle's feature for notes and highlighting works quite well and would make finding my stuff far more easy but I would end up zoning out when reading less interesting things. If I don't have that pen in hand and the reading gets dry I tend to read without really comprehending a word.
09/22/2010
SomewhatSomewhere SomewhatSomewhere
I can't; for some reason I just can't. When I own my own house, I want to have my own library. I love the smell of books, I like the sound hardbacks make when you snap them shut...you can never replace a good book. Having a Kindle is just not my style.
09/26/2010
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by SomewhatSomewhere
I can't; for some reason I just can't. When I own my own house, I want to have my own library. I love the smell of books, I like the sound hardbacks make when you snap them shut...you can never replace a good book. Having a Kindle is just not ...
I love books for when I'm sitting down to read, but I love electronic files for when I'm searching for something, especially when it's one of those little things that they left out of the index (or a quotation from a book without an index). Ideally I'd have two "copies" of everything - one paper, one electronic - but that doesn't usually work out.
11/09/2010
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I get certain novels as ebooks so I can be more compact when I travel, but ebooks aren't an option for things like text books as I'm an art historian and most of those aren't available in electronic formats.
11/10/2010
Faith Faith
I have a lot of eBooks. If all of my ebooks were actual paperbacks, I'd have no free space in my house. But there is definitely no replacement for the feeling of actually holding a real book. I don't know why, but it's different.
11/13/2010
Kim! Kim!
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
I love books for when I'm sitting down to read, but I love electronic files for when I'm searching for something, especially when it's one of those little things that they left out of the index (or a quotation from a book without an ...
I've found that Google Books generally will let you search pretty much every book or at least any one that I've tried. You can't read everything but it gives you a page number (or at least a close estimate if you have a different version). I use it for writing papers on books when I know something is there but I can't remember where exactly I saw it.
11/13/2010
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Unique posters: 48