Book vs Kindle

March 6, 2012 5:01pm CST
Hi fellow myLotters, For a while now I have been thinking of purchasing a Kindle. But to be honest I feel some resistance within me to substitute to feel of having a 'real' book in my hands to yet another electronic device. I would be grateful to hear some of your experiences.
3 responses
@maezee (32269)
• United States
6 Mar 12
I know a lot of people who have them and love them. But I'm like you, I feel like nothing could replace the experience of reading an actual book. I guess I would save your money and continue to read regular books, that's what I'm doing anyway. . Welcome to MyLot!
8 Mar 12
Thank you Maezee. Is there anybody who has had a very good experience with an e-book?
@soulist (2987)
• United States
11 Mar 12
I am the same way I have a hard time seeing how the kindle or nook could replace the feeling of actually having a book in my hand. I love looking at the books on my shelf and being able to go back and reread them. With a kindle I couldnt read int he tub or beach I would be too afraid I would damage it.
11 Mar 12
That's right. I guess thats what they have not thought about...could you actually bring your ebook to the beach or read it by the pool. I suspect that the sun glare would actually prevent you from seeing anything on your screen.
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
I don't have a Kindle. But I think both the kindle and the books have its own advantages and disadvantages. If I have a lot money, I would prefer to buy books and I will probably construct my own library at home. But since I'm not that rich, maybe kindle is much cheaper for me. If I have a kindle, it will not be a problem that the books will be just stacked somewhere after finishing them. In Kindle, it's less cluttery because no matter how many books you've read, they won't compile somewhere in your house until it fills up a whole cabinet.
20 Mar 12
A library is certainly a personal dream of mine...You are right books do take a lot of space but I just love sitting in front of my book shelf and gaze at the books. So if you have the space, keep the books.
• Philippines
10 Apr 12
Me too. A mini library inside my house is what I prefer if only I have enough money to build it and enough money to buy all the books I want. But as of now, we don't have much space here so Kindle for now.
@xiaotun (26)
• Singapore
12 Mar 12
Having a real book will motivate me to finish the book. And I can always know how much progress I made by feeling how many pages are left unread. Whereas with an e-reader, I will read quite often when i first have the device. But after the new experient at the start, a half-read book can remain in my kindle for a long long time, and later be forgotten.
14 Mar 12
Xiaotun, you have an excellent point there. We already have so many gadgets in our life and hardly need another one which will only be used for a limited period of time. If we are honest, how many of us already have unused gadgets sitting in drawers, under the bed or up in the loft. So let's continue to enjoy what we have: Books.