book or ebook?

Philippines
October 13, 2007 10:21am CST
hi...as much convenient and inexpensive an e-book (coz there alot that are free) is.. .i still prefer holding a novel or a pocketbook... how about you?
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13 responses
@gexi1987 (329)
• China
13 Oct 07
me too,my friend.i believe the so called on line reading doesnt count readling at all,it's just browsing website.reading should be done in a leisure,comfortable,as well as serious way.reading should serve to relax people.but i dont think online reading can really help one to recover from a whole day's fatigue.
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• Philippines
14 Oct 07
haha that's one way of putting it. browsing is the term all right. hehe God bless!
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• Philippines
15 Oct 07
hi...i agree..nothing is like holding an actual book in my hands... sometimes, i sleep with it besides my pillow... unlike with reading online, i have to wait for my computer to shut down and i have to turn off my avr, and pull the plug..yeech.. tedious...LOL
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
13 Oct 07
i don't like reading stuff (especially in text format) in the computer. i would rather read a real book. so no e-book for me please. :-)
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• Philippines
24 Oct 07
hi.. what are ur favorite books?
@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
13 Oct 07
i love both. coz the price of good book include novel or fiction is quite expensive in my country. but honestly its still more comfortable if i having handbook as like nove than e-book
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• Philippines
24 Oct 07
thanks for responding... yeah, nothing like a 'ol book in our hands... haha.... but do you like reading in a palm pilot, instead? i find it rather hard
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
24 Oct 07
Same here. I'd love to go someplace quiet where there's no computer and read a real book. I did download some e-books but when I tried to read them, I just didn't find it as nice as reading a real book. Plus I'd love to have my own book collection one day (a little home library), so I definitely prefer real books.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 07
hi.. thanks for responding... i have a bookshelves since i was in elementary and it's rather flowing... i am partial to book eventhough i learned how to appreciate ebooks coz with my line of work, ebooks are bountiful...what i like particularly of books is that i can simply stash it in my bag or backuup without minding it too much.. unlike when i am bringing my laptop with me... what about you?
• Finland
24 Oct 07
Well, I left almost all my books (except two) when I moved from Indo to Finland to be with my hubby. I have lots of books in Indonesia, esp. when I worked as a translator, whenever the books I had translated were published, I'd get a copy, so I have a hundred or more copies of the books I have translated. So right now I only have about 10 books. Sob sob... Yeah, I know what you mean about carrying a book. It's nicer to put a book in a bag without worrying too much. I have no laptop, so that's another reason why I prefer reading actual books he he he... What do you do for a living then? Do you work in a publishing company or something 'coz you have to read ebooks?
@terrych (1227)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I prefer a book, because you can read anytime and anywhere... I get tired to read more easily on ebooks, and also I get distracted knowing the I can be doing something else on internet!
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• Philippines
24 Oct 07
hi.. thanks for responding...yep, you have a point there, terry... how's your studies? good day!
@terrych (1227)
• United States
24 Oct 07
Studies keep me busy theses days, tomorrow I have to midterm exams... so I am still working on that... How are you?
• United States
14 Oct 07
I am with you - I prefer a physical book. The only time I prefer an e-book is when its related to my field or deals with computer software and the material would be obsolete in a year. I prefer an e-book then so I don't have a book sitting around collecting dust. For example, I went to a book sale and there were tons of books from software that was out 15 years ago.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 07
hi.. thanks for responding... i agree...
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 07
Hi shiloh. Just like you, even though an e-book is inexpensive and convenient to read it by just sitting in front of the computer I still prefer to read a real book. I like to read a few pages of my favorite book when I go to bed, so I always put a book by the side of my bed.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 07
hi.. thanks for responding... hahaha... i agree. i love reading on my bed...especially stretching out and just simply relax... hehe.. i always get butt pain for long hours sitting in front of my computer before...and now my laptop...hehehe...
@chym1101 (169)
• China
14 Oct 07
hello, shiloh. Good topic. I agree with you. I prefer to reading books rather than browse ebooks online. Although it is more convenient and inexpensive to read ebooks online, it also has shortcomings such as reading ebooks for a long time is not good for your health. I like substantial things such as the books. I like the feeling touching the neat paper and smell emitting from the books. Recently I bought some books I have wanted for a long time, ang they cost a lot. My roommates said that they can all be found online, and why did you spend so much on them? I smiled and answered it was different! Yes, I even can image I am reading them on rocking chair in the setting sun dozens of years later! Can ebooks give me the same feeling?
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• Philippines
24 Oct 07
hi.. thanks for responding... i agree chym1101... nuthin like a good 'ol book... and with books you hug it and simply fall asleep with it in your hands... hehe...do you agree? LOL
• United States
13 Oct 07
I still love to have a real book in my hand. I'd even rather have a magazine to hold than to read it online. There is something about having a book. I even love the smell of books. I love that books are portable and I can bring them anywhere with me. I don't think e-books are convenient although the cost of them is cheaper, nothing beats a plain old fashioned book in my eyes.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 07
hi.. thanks for responding... how true... i've got a friend who loves to smell books... hehe... plus when there's a power outage, we can still read..hahaha... welcome to mylot, btw... what magazines do you buy?
@surajpkn (584)
• India
14 Oct 07
Books are expensive, thats true and it is fact that ebooks are becoming very popular now a days. but i dont prefer ebooks because i cannot sit infront of the computer and read for long hours as it is not good for the eyes. So i use the books and i can take them wherever i go and read whenever i feel like reading. Thats the best part.
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@simpman (58)
13 Oct 07
I agree with you. Reading a real book is much nicer compared to reading from the computer screen.
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@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
13 Oct 07
me too, i prefer novel or pocketbook. I don't like read to much infront of computer.
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@youless (91163)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Oct 07
I like reading and I buy both of them. I buy ebooks more than books today because I can read from my cellphone.