Ebooks VS. Paper books

@asr999 (236)
China
May 17, 2008 11:21am CST
I prefer paper books.because I like the fragrance of paper.but most time i must read some research ebooks,they can be used easily. which one do you prefer,ebooks or paper books?why?
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@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
17 May 08
I don't read ebooks. Once I tried to read one but I ended up printing it. I read e-comics sometimes but it can't compare with joy of reading paper version.
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@asr999 (236)
• China
19 May 08
Ho,enjoy the delights in reading paper version! but sometimes ebooks is convenient indeed.
@manya_pearl (1905)
• Singapore
17 May 08
I prefer the paper books. I can pick it and read it whenever, wherever, without afraid has no electricity and afraid for low battery for laptop. Last time, my friend asked me to buy his "the secret" ebook, but im not interested in it even its price is cheaper than the paper books... I didnt buy it. I bought the paper book even its more expensive...
@asr999 (236)
• China
22 May 08
Yes,paper books is much better than ebooks in some ways. Most books can be download on the internet free. Maybe you can find some nice books for collection. :-) Thank you for your response.
@ellie333 (21029)
17 May 08
Hi there. I love reading and prefer real books when readin a story but for research purposes it is easier online. Ellie :D
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@asr999 (236)
• China
21 May 08
Yes, thanks for your response. :-)
• India
17 May 08
yes i also prefer paper books.because when study through you cant keep watching the monitor all the time.i make you irritate when watch the monitor especially when you study.we can keep e books for reference purpose.and in some cases it helps you a lot when you required something.
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@asr999 (236)
• China
19 May 08
I have the extremely same idea as you. both of them have their advantages. Enjoy what you like!
@cheas84 (20)
• China
18 May 08
I prefer ebooks,beacause ebooks contains more things and it is convenient for us to take here and there.we can read it whenever we like to
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
18 May 08
What is ebooks? When you read books on line? I like paper back and hard cover books. YOu can curl up and just read until you can't read any more.
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@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
18 May 08
I prefer the paperback, as it can be read anywhere. Its easy to put a bookmark in the paperback when I'm tired in the evening. There is no problem when the power goes out reading the paperback. Sorry I don't read e-books at all.
@GreenMoo (11842)
17 May 08
ebooks are a fabulous way to store information, but I don't think they'll ever replace paper books for me. where they work well for me is for reference, when I need to find something specific and look it up. I don't enjoy them at all when it comes to fiction. I can't read a great deal of text on the screen, though I know people who can. And of course, you can't snuggle up in bed with an ebook!
• Lubbock, Texas
17 May 08
I find it gives me a headache to try to read a book online. Even if it's research and the article is long I usually print it out because I can read it more comfortably from paper. As for reading for pleasure, definitely paper books. You can curl up in your favorite chair, or lay in the bed, or sprawl out on the floor, even take it outside and sit under a tree on a sunny day. Paper books are companions and can be easily taken with you anywhere
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@paid2write (5202)
17 May 08
Printed books. You can always put in bookmarks, or even write notes in the margin if you want to. You can read them whenever and wherever you are. Some ebooks are useful for research, but when reading for pleasure they will never feel or look as good as a real book.
@figjam00 (1450)
• India
21 May 08
Both eboks and paper books have their advantages. I like reading ebooks as you can read novels without spending a dime. But I love reading ebooks only on my laptop, on desktop I don't like reading ebooks as my eyes gets tired. Paper books on the other hand will always be a pleasure no matter how much technology progresses.
@asr999 (236)
• China
21 May 08
yes,I think so. :-) thank you for your kind response. Happy posting!
@xplp211 (257)
• China
20 May 08
I like paper books more. If you have enough money, I think everyone like to take the paper book to read either in the bed or in the library. It is the most enjoyable thing in the world! But we have no enough money, so we have to choose the ebook, because it is more easy to get.
@asr999 (236)
• China
21 May 08
Yes,I agree with you.I think most books can be downloaded on the internet,so the expensive books we interested can be downloaded free. :-)
@k8cath (341)
• Philippines
21 May 08
I also prefer paper books because they are accurate and radiation free..:) though ebooks are (sometimes)cheaper and most of the time free, I still haven't finished one. :(
@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
21 May 08
I read both, but prefer to hold a real book in my hand. Reading from the computer screen gets hard on my eyes. Also it's hard to soak in the tub with a laptop. :) E-books are either cheaper or free so they too have some advantages.
• Philippines
20 May 08
E-books? Definitely "NO". I prefer paperbacks when reading novels. It's a tradition, and moreover, there's an overwhelming feeling once you touch the book and flip through its pages. It's even a greater feeling to be able to finish the book. I just read Mangas in the internet because they are so expensive. Well, sometimes, we need practicality but there are quite some bookstores out there who sell cheap quality books. I definitely know some. :]
• Philippines
20 May 08
I prefer paper books. Looking at your computer screen all day isnt really fun...
• United States
20 May 08
I prefer paper books. There's something about the smell of paper in a new book, I like the portability of it, and I absolutely hate reading big chunks of stuff on a computer screen.
• United States
19 May 08
I really like paper books. I like how I can manipulate them to read them. It's nice to actually hold a book and turn the pages when I read them. However, I've come into quite a few ebooks recently and I don't mind reading them. They're just as good as the regular book, just in electronic form. I like how the ebooks are very easily portable. I could put them all onto a thumb drive and take them with me wherever I went which definitely makes things easier than carrying several books on me at once.
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
19 May 08
I read paper backs all the time and might be stupid when I say that I wouldn't know where to go to get an ebook......not even sure I know exactly what it is? A book that is online? I don't think I would want to sit at the computer and read an entire book, or am I misunderstanding this??
• United States
18 May 08
I like paper books. I usually keep one in my car so I can read on my lunchbreak at work after I've eaten. I like that you can take paper books anywhere with you.