book or e-book?

@aswinpai (186)
India
July 2, 2007 7:43am CST
which do you like to read. a book or an e-book??? which is better? my personal opinion is that a book is better than a e-book as you don't have to sit and stare at the computer screen the whole day to read the book. and that's harmful in some ways to the eyes too. which do you like? give an opinion on why you like it too.
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• Canada
2 Jul 07
Book is better. Because I don't want to sit near the computer in the whole day to read a book. Sometime I print e-book to the papers and enjoy that e-book.
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@aswinpai (186)
• India
2 Jul 07
good way to read an e-book :)
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• United States
3 Jul 07
I would rather have a book. You can lay in the bed and have more comfort that way. Besides who wants to sit in a chair for hrs staring at a monitor? Not me.
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
2 Jul 07
Generally, I like to read a lot. Most of them, Im more concerned about the content of the Book Im reading, rather than where Im reading. With that, I think I prefer to read both in the paper books, as well in the e-books also. But the only thing is that, I cant read for hours together in the ebooks because of eye strain reasons, which I can do with the paper books anyway.
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@aswinpai (186)
• India
2 Jul 07
ya. reading from a computer screen for a long time seriously strains the eyes. e-books are good for small contents.
@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
2 Jul 07
Hi aswinpai. Book or E-Book? I would choose to read a book instead of an ebook, An e-book would give me sore, stingy eyes which I can do without, especially when Im reading an awsome book... I enjoy reading books, this way i can take them anywhere i want too, like out to my garden in the back yard, where its peaceful and I cant hear the phone ringing LOL...
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@aswinpai (186)
• India
2 Jul 07
same here. lol. once i open book to read i forget the world around me. and once i tried to read a e-book i had an headache for days. and i didn't even get the feel of reading a book
@martinha (631)
• Portugal
2 Jul 07
Of course I prefer a book. Sitting in front of a computer all day reading is not pleasant. I like the smell and the touch of books, so I couldn't choose to read in a computer. With a book you can feel the pages and the texture of the paper. With a computer you can't. Believe me, sometimes I buy some books because they smell good... Of course the story also counts, I usually read it before I buy it. lol
• United States
3 Jul 07
Thats funny you say smell...i love the smell of a new book too haha.
@aswinpai (186)
• India
3 Jul 07
the sweet smell of book...
• China
3 Jul 07
I like to read e-books.
• China
3 Jul 07
They are very pretty as having been done!
• India
3 Jul 07
Well dude books are any day better than anything in life.You just cannoty challenge the kind of knowledge a book gives out to u.Book reading helps u in evfery stage of your life.It never goes a waste. whatever you read is always useful to u in some part of life.
@aswinpai (186)
• India
3 Jul 07
book reading is a good habit as as you just wrote it never goes in waste..
• India
3 Jul 07
I like Books than e-books. I have a good collection of e-books but i used to take printouts and study. I don't know how to study without scrolling the pen through each line of text? If i go for applying the same in e-books definitely my monitor ll go to hell shortly :) :)
@aswinpai (186)
• India
3 Jul 07
ha ha ha..use the cursor instead.
• Canada
2 Jul 07
I have never and will never read an e-book! It's so impersonal and besides you cannot "curl up with a good e-book", What is the point of an ebook anyways? And think of the damage to your eyes and back!
@aswinpai (186)
• India
3 Jul 07
ya its mostly impersonal and you dont get the joy of reading a book when you read an e-book.
• United States
2 Jul 07
I definitely prefer a regular book to an e-book. I spend all day at work looking at a computer monitor, so when I get home in the evening, and have time to read for fun, I would much rather not look at a computer monitor.
@aswinpai (186)
• India
2 Jul 07
hee hee...
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
2 Jul 07
I share your opinion. If I read a book I want to sit in the corner of my sofa or an easy chair and take a break. I do not want to stare at a screen. I already read my newspaper online. It is free and by not having to buy the paper I save part of the money for the internet connection. I can read magazines for free online, too. But as I do this I miss this feeling of leisure that I get when I sit down to read a book. E-books are not for me.
@aswinpai (186)
• India
2 Jul 07
reading news and magazines on net beats buying them. and its free too.
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
2 Jul 07
it gotta be BOOKS. i just love reading books on papers. i have tried to readthrough e-books but its straning and my my eyes kinda droop and i couldn't get to the feel of it. my favorite way to read books is to grab a nice one and lie down on bed and completely plunge into the content. currently, i am reading THE FIRES OF RING and i couldn't get into the feel until i got to lie down in recluse. it is a book set on a different platform. thanx. happy reading.
@aswinpai (186)
• India
2 Jul 07
ya. you dont get the feel of a book in a e-book. and lying down on a bed and reading beats sitting on computer and reading any day.
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@djmarion (4900)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
of course real books are still the best but they are expensive so if i want to read a certain book and there is an available e-book for it, i would choose e-book. its free anyway :)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I like books better because it is easy to carry wherever you want to. Books can go wherever you go.
• Malaysia
3 Jul 07
I would prefer BOOKS. I read since I was young, n I already started wearing specs since I was 10 years old.. I love the touch, and the smell of the books, and u can know how diff is it between reading book and e-books. I oledi had faced the pc monitor while working one whole day, and while playing pc games, I wud enjoy a few hours of reading b4 going to sleep ^^
@Sushicook (690)
• Sweden
3 Jul 07
Books, definitly. I don't like e-books, and I will probably never read one... it's annoying for the eyes, and you can't always get into a comfortable position. With books you can mark where you are easier as well. Plus, I really like the smell of paper... :D
• India
3 Jul 07
My opinion is to use book. You can underline the important articles.
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
3 Jul 07
The book...thats the best! A book is portable and it makes sitting in waiting rooms or in a car waiting for your child,etc so much easier. I curl up with a good book when I want to but can't fall asleep. So often I wake up with my glasses on, the book somewhere under the covers. Books are great. The computer is for things like ...hmmm...this place.
@gloria777 (1675)
• India
3 Jul 07
Book is good than an e-book for which we have to sit in a room starring at computers. In case of book we can mark some important points & can carry it wherever we go.
• India
3 Jul 07
i usually print a copy of the e-book. It is less stressful to sit and and read than to stare at the computer and read stuff.. I prefer a hard copy!
• India
3 Jul 07
this is very controvertial.i think book and ebook both has it's own importance.incase of book you can get the full information about any topic, all the lession are describe in a very step by step friendly manner which will not incase of ebook,and incase of ebook there are only good think is many time you will get it free thruogh internet