e-books vs paperbooks

India
January 20, 2007 3:41am CST
wat do you prefer ebooks or paperbooks?? i somehow cannot concentrate reading e-books..really get bored and eyes get tired. do u feel da same?????
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@raveemenon (1071)
• India
20 Jan 07
It is like playing chess on line or on the board. You do not get the real thrill of the reading should you go for an e book. Further reading hours together keeping your eyes on the monitor make you sick and adversely affect your eye sight. To read the books on paper it is a pleasure. You go back easily and read again if there is cross reference and also keep it down when tired. If you have to read an e book you need to get glued to the P.C. you cannot mark the main points in an e book and refer later. Seeing a book that you like on the shelf itself is a pleasure.
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• India
22 Jan 07
u r speakn my heart out!! ha ha.. ebooks can be so boring..
@danoneism (680)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 07
hurm... i prefer to read paperbooks but i prefer to buy ebooks.. because ebooks are more cheaper here in malaysia.. sometimes u can get it foc.. ebook usually cost my 5-20 dollars but paperbooks with the same content may cost my 100-200dollars..
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@bison007 (254)
• Indonesia
20 Jan 07
I prefer books than ebooks, looking at the computer screen for long time and in high concentration really make me dizzy and my eyes tired.
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@rockbaby (808)
• Lebanon
20 Jan 07
i enjoy normal books instead of the e-books because i think that paper books are better when it comes to reading them and it just relaxes u...when ur online or on the pc and reading a book,,, u will never concentrate and ull never know the story and ull never understand it and get bored reallly quickly...
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
20 Jan 07
I prefer the paperback, since I tend to read in bed more than anywhere else. I developed this habit while suffering from a strain in my back and could not get OUT of bed without help and reading took my mind off the pain. Of course, reading takes my mind off anything. I'd prefer it to making love( nah, but if I could combine them? HMMMM?)
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• Indonesia
20 Jan 07
of course, i'm very enjoy reading paperbooks.
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• Pakistan
22 Jan 07
yeah i do feel da same and another advantage of paper books is that they create a typical impact
• Canada
21 Jan 07
I think both have their advantages and disadvantages. Books: Traditional, but some can be really heavy, and it's impossible to carry too many of them. I still own a lot of books, and I will never stop enjoying turning pages. eBooks: New! Can fit thousaonds of them into a computer. Adobe Reader allows me to enlarge the font, and I have no problem reading off of my LCD screen on my laptop. eBooks are also cheaper, in some cases. I like both! Besides, if I'm enjoying the story enough, it doesn't matter the media. I am so immersed I don't even notice the difference anymore.
@jojopuff (520)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I definitely prefer paperback/hardcover books to e-books. I can't stare at a computer screen that long! It gives me a bad headache. I often have problems reading long articles as well if I have been on the computer for a long time. I also tend to read while I'm in my room or somewhere where I won't be bothered, and it's hard to not be bothered when you're at the computer since it's in our living room. :)
@mobyfriend (1019)
• Netherlands
20 Jan 07
I think most booklovers just like the feel of a real book in their hands with real pages to turn. Their is nothing like flipping back to a favourite passage. E books are excellent for research but not for bedtime reading.
@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I actually like to do both at the same time... it goes with the flow of an actual reader and I get to imagine what is going on in my head at the same time.
@pillze (118)
• Romania
20 Jan 07
yeah, i know...i tried reading an e book and i just couldn't, i lost my concentration, everything seemed more important:) i read like 5 pages in half of hour, when i read paperbooks in half of hour i read like 20,well,maybe thats not a lot either,but anyway better than 5:)