books on line

@savypat (20246)
United States
March 13, 2009 3:29pm CST
How do you feel about buying books that you have to down load on line? I end up copying them on paper and then I can sit in the rocking chair and read them. I can't seem to do that much reading on the computer. If you include ink and paper it makes them quite expensive. Am I missing something here?
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
14 Mar 09
I don't really buy books to download online as they are very hard to read on a screen. If I did, I too would end up printing them out like you do. I think the best way to enjoy a book is to curl up in your favourite spot and have a good read. There is nothing like the feel of a real book in your hand. I do agree with you about downloaded books being expensive when you consider the price to download them and then the ink and paper use to print them.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I wouldn't be able to read a book on the computer. I can't handle not having the book within my hands.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
14 Mar 09
It's easy to read on line books after printing them in papers. I do that.Reading on the computer is very much harmful for our eyes.It creats pressure on eyes.Then we have to use more powerful glass in our spectacles.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
I hardly ever read any paper books nowadays. I prefer to read from my computer screen and this is how I get my information about new things. If this had happened before I would not have to buy so many books. I literally have hundreds gathering dust in my book cases. Cheers!!
• United States
13 Mar 09
Hi, Pat! These might be great for people who have those hand-held reading machines, which I don't. I couldn't possibly sit at the computer and read, and I couldn't drag it around with me everywhere I go, so I think they're relatively useless. I prefer to read "normal" books or listen to books on CD while driving. Are we just dinosaurs? I don't think so. Joanne
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
13 Mar 09
It all comes down to the "Instant Gratification Factor". Do you want to buy a book on Amazon and wait for 2 weeks to receive it in the mail, or do you want to have the information in your hot little hands right away? I know that if I read about something, I want to read the entire book now, an instant download is the thing for me.