Prefer e-book or paper books?

@ktosea (2027)
China
September 29, 2010 5:14am CST
Currently there are thousands of kinds of e-books on the internet if you search through Goole,Baidu… internet offers almost all books there, I searched for some books and it seems no books could not be found there…but compared with the traditional paper books, I’d rather read the paper ones because I feel it’s good for my eyes and my brain. How do you guys think of it?
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
30 Sep 10
To be fair, I must admit I have never tried one of the new ebook reading devices they sell now. Maybe that would make a difference. But my impression is that I definitely prefer paper book over ebook. To complicate things a bit, however, I have really come to enjoy audio books. I hope it is not lazy of me, but I really do enjoy the audio books. They really keep you moving through the book.
@ktosea (2027)
• China
30 Sep 10
I am sure audio books is another choice,I also listem to some radios programs,some storytellers tells the story very vividly.
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
For me whichever is available.
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• Pakistan
30 Sep 10
E-Books and softcover/hardcovers each have their own pros and cons. But one thing is for sure that in spite of the high level of sophistication linked with the e-books it never will lead to the decline in demand and popularity of the the paper versions (softcover/hardcovers)
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@emgee595 (336)
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
I love reading books. Reading through paper books and e-books have their own advantages and disadvantages. I would still prefer reading paper books because it is not so strenuous to the eyes. And I've been used to turning the pages when I read. hehehe. I also like e-books though especially when I'm traveling or waiting because with the use of my phone I can read anywhere and I don't have to bring the book along with me. So e-books are cool with me if I read them through my phone. But if I were to choose between reading an e-book in my laptop or computer and reading a paperback, hardbound or simply paper book I would definitely read the book itself. Reading using laptops and computers is stressful to the eyes plus you have to consume electricity. I am into conserving energy and as much as I can I try to lessen my electric consumption. Another is, if you are reading paper books, you can bring it outside..you can read under the tree, in a hammock, in the sea shore, anywhere but if its an e-book, good thing if you saved it in your cellphones, but it you have to bring your laptops or notebook..oh i don't like bringing along a lot of things especially when it is supposed to be my leisure time. On second thought, one big advantage of e-books for me is that if those were textbooks and "school" books..I would very much like it because it means I can study and review anywhere as long as I have my cellphone with me...I guess I love books...be it paper books or e-books...what I will prefer will depend on the kind of book I want to read, where I want to read and why I need or want to read them. I hope I made sense. Have a good day and happy myLotting! :D
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
30 Sep 10
I prefer the traditional paper books, as they`re easy to carry in my bag and I can read them everywhere, even lying down in my bed. However, with ebooks I can`t do that, and my eyes start hurting pretty soon, so it`s better for my health not to try reading books in that format. It`s true that traditional paper books take too much space in our homes, but I think it`s a good partner :)
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
30 Sep 10
I have yet to try one of the eReaders, though I've considered buying one. I know several people who use them and love them. I wouldn't mind giving it a try. However, there is something to be said for holding a book in your hands. The smell of the paper, being able to flip through the pages. Also, I love to take a long hot bath and read a book while I soak. I would be very reluctant to use an eReader in the bath. But with an eReader, I could have all the books I want without all the clutter that they would cause. There really is something to be said for both.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
30 Sep 10
Personally, I prefer paper books over e-books. I enjoy holding the book in my hand and turning the pages as I read. E-books just don't quite give me the same satisfaction when it cxomes to reading.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
29 Sep 10
i will always have a fondness for the traditional paper book. it is what my reading was brought up on. E- books are convenient, but they just aren't the same.
@maezee (32004)
• United States
29 Sep 10
I am old school in this sense. I like my good old fashioned BOOKS books. I remember when the biggest debate was not between "online" and "offline" (real) books, but "paperback" and "hardcover". LOL. I don't have a Kindle or anything to read these books on. And a lot of the "e-books" you can read on the internet are made by scam artists trying to get you to become a referral to their pyramid scheme.
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@SilverKing (1021)
• Canada
29 Sep 10
I prefer the paperback ones over the e reader ones.I feel that paperback ones have an old fashioned touch and i like the feel of the papaer when i turn the page. I do however use e books and have one of those e reader tablets that allow you to store thousands of books on something that is the size of a small paperback novel. I like to visit the library though to borrow books and i only use the e reader when i am traveling or do not have access to a paperbook where I am at.
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@harry89 (2332)
• India
29 Sep 10
i preffer paper books rather than e-books
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@Celica (369)
• Bulgaria
29 Sep 10
Peper book!
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
29 Sep 10
Bless you. As an a used online book seller I am afraid my opinion is probably buyist (spelling?), since books made of paper are my livelyhood, but even if I did not sell books I would prefer paper over internet or online reading. I spend enough time on line as it is when I read a story I like to get away from the computer for a while, lay back and relax and read, and get my eyes off of the scream for a while.
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@dodo19 (32682)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Sep 10
I definitely prefer reading paper books. I actually like being able to hold a book in bands and read it. I feel a lot more comfortable reading a paper book over an e-book. I can easily say that my eyes get tired a little more quickly when reading an e-book. I don't have the same problems when reading an actual book.
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@aeisle (377)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
When reading books about tutorials and lessons, I would prefer reading it in the form of E-Book. It's because of the convenience of the links provided for each lesson especially if it points into other references that was essential or useful to fully understand the lesson. Those are one of the useful features of reading from an E-Book. But if what I'm going to read are stories and such long text that doesn't consists any links, I would prefer reading the paper books instead. In fact, I wanted to have my own small library of books someday into my house. Compared the two, I would prefer reading paper books more. I only read E-Books just for the convenience of links and nothing more. -)
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@NoWayRo (1062)
• Romania
29 Sep 10
When it comes to reading for hours, especially fiction, I clearly take paper books at any time. I even love the smell of a new book, and they certainly look better. (Do you ever think back to the days when a book was a work of art, and miniaturists could spend a lifetime decorating just a few pages? I would love to see anybody try to produce high-quality e-books, with images, drawings, cleverly inserted hyperlinks, interactive features and so on). For reference materials and non-fiction books, I try to find the electronic version, if possible, just because the search function makes my life so much easier. What's also neat about e-books is the chance to re-read the classics whenever you feel like it. So many great books are now free of copyright and available on the Internet. I wouldn't read the entire Odyssey all over again, but sometimes it's neat to open it in a browser window and read a few lines, just to put daily activities into perspective.
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@banban (602)
• China
29 Sep 10
Reading traditional paper books is good for our eyes, which is one of its advantages. And sometimes, I like to go to bookshops, sitting there and reading books that interests me. I like being surrounded by lots of books. But, e-books alse have their great advantages and I do think that it's a huge improvement since e-books appear. We can find digital books via the Internet, and it saves a lot of money to some extent. So, both of them do have distinct advantages, and I don't even know which one I prefer. But, good books cannot stop people's love to them.
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@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
well i still prefer paper books because of the feel of it. but i know the advantages of ebooks.
• Canada
29 Sep 10
True, i like to paperbacks.They just have a sort of nosalgiaic touch to them. People always used paper books and only recenty did they actually have the electronice e-books that can be played on the computer or a handheld e reader. I have one of the e readers and i do think that they are a real good convience due to their size and the amount of books that they can hold.They do have downfalls the main one being that they have limited battery life while a real book lasts a lifetime.
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@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
1 Oct 10
but if i think about it, if all our textbooks and such are in ebooks form i would gladly accept it because i dont have a ton to carry around.
@kharen (1488)
• Philippines
26 Mar 11
I still like reading paper books rather than ebooks. I don't know, ebook is boring me more than reading paper books. LOL I know it sound weird but it does. Actually, something about turning the pages of paper books have an effect on me. Maybe it's the excitement that you're aware when you look at how thick you've already read and that makes me want to read more because I know that I'm nearing the middle part or the end of the book.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
25 Mar 11
I always prefer paper books to e-books and that should be my evaluation of e-books for ever.