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Paper or Plastic?
Do you prefer ebooks or hardcopy books?
Any book is a good book
Total votes : 373
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:20 pm
Do you prefer ebooks or hardcopy books? Do the poll and then tell us why! If you want to, that is.
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:26 pm
A book is a book is a book, IMO. Hardcopy's cool and nifty and gets that awesome smell of old paper with age, but as soon as you get a proper amount space and weight become an issue--and as someone who regularly has to cram things into tiny bags to fit onto an carry-on bag for the airplane, e-books are a lifesaver.
Either way you get omnommy words :3 Why choose?
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:28 pm
I would LOVE to experience an e-book. I can't read on a computer screen because if I stare at words too long, they start tearing up. (Same thing with me writing on the computer.)
So, until I get the feel of an ebook reader, I'll say hardcopy.
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:34 pm
I don't use eReader, kindle, the like. But my mama has one-she friggin loves it.
I'm not opposed at all, ESPECIALLY when it comes to textbooks. I love the idea of getting my textbooks on a kindle (I believe there are larger kindles now) because it's 1. convenient 2. less heavy 3. less expensive.
But when it comes to just reading and leisure and all that I'm a book girl. I just like actually having it in my hands. I don't know.
I like both and think both are swell:)
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:36 pm
I can't read books on a screen of any sort. xD It doesn't matter how amazing the story is, if I read for too long, my mind starts to drift and the words get fuzzy and I just can't focus on what I'm reading. (The same doesn't apply for writing, though. Usually.) I can read up to about 5k words before everything gets a little... wonky.
Hardcopy for the win. <3 I love the smell, I like flipping real pages, and I can actually focus on what's being written. xD That's always a plus, right?
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:40 pm
If I get a Kindle or some device with a more eye-pleasing screen, I might prefer ebooks. With the amount of time I spend on the computer already, I easily get headaches after staring at digital screens too long. Of course, that never stops me for at least having one in progress on each device. xD One on my phone and one on my ipod.
I never liked paperbacks 'cause they always get beat up, and I get frustrated. D: My friend actually laminates her paperbacks, but I have no method of doing so. Hardcovers last longer. And they make me feel smart. And they're really, really pretty.
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:49 pm
Hardcopies! But I also like paperbacks a lot for some reason. Maybe because they're cheaper. xD
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:00 pm
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:02 pm
Until about a month in a half ago, I would have gone on a massive rant here about how eBooks are inferior and how I never wanted an eReader.
Then I got my Kindle. My stubborn self was converted within the span of a few days. And I realized there really is no difference between an eBook and a regular one. They're both stories. An eBook just has certain conveniences attached to it. Like the ability to carry any book I could possibly want to read in something significantly smaller than most of the books I read.
War and Peace
, Mozart's Letters, and
right now. Do you know how heavy my backpack would be if I lugged all three of those around? And how nice it is, since the letters and The Metamorphosis are in German, to simply click through for a translation? I mean, to read both those otherwise, I'd have to lug around my German-English English-German dictionary too, and I've long since passed the stage where a pocket one could help me.
I love you dearly, Kindle.
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:22 pm
HARD COPIES. (Or Paperbacks)
I cannot stand kindles or any electronic book reading device! I don't feel like I have accomplished anything!
Hard copies and paperbacks are special. Each book has a different smell, the pages have different textures. The sound that the paper makes when you turn each page, there is nothing like it! I don't care if I have to carry around a backpack that's full of 500+ page books with me. They are kind of like family to me, so I don't mind. I always have at least one of them with me! I can't leave home without one!
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:34 pm
I don't mind, but the anti-ebook attitude that I sometime encounter confuses me. Surely the importance is the story, not the medium its presented in?
I don't have an ebook reader, there was one I wanted to use on my phone but it just keeps crashing :( I do have the 100 classic books for my DS, though.
please grant me my small wish;
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:21 pm
I've never liked hardcover books. They look nice on a shelf, but I just find them to be too big and bulky. I do, however, like trade paperback books a lot. They're large enough that they are easy to hold open with one hand, but small enough to be carried around anywhere with the utmost convenience.
Yet while I prefer trade paperback to e-books, I've only been buying e-books for several months now. You just can't beat the convenience of e-books. In the end though, I voted for 'any book is a good book.' Ultimately, it's not the medium that matters.
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:52 pm
I'm a lover of both. I have a Kindle (first Christmas present from my parents then didn't bite hard) and it's my favorite thing to read namely for the free books. (Seriously, who doesn't love free books?) But I could never not love a hard copy to read. For one thing, a hard copy will never have a dead battery. And there is something very intoxicating about the smell of an old book. I love going away for a few days just to walk into my book-littered bedroom to the smell of old paper. It's a major comfort. So I guess I have to say that any book will do because a book is a book after all. It isn't the medium that matters. It's the story.
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:36 pm
I prefer hardcover only because I don't have an e-reader yet...
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Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:48 pm
What does it matter how the book looks on the out side, or the texture, or the hardness/softness of it? A book is a book and you should care about what knowledge is written on the inside.
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