read online or read a book ,which one is your choice?

@cici6880 (656)
China
September 18, 2007 3:26am CST
I dislike to read online because my eyes are not comfortable to stare at the screen of the computer for a long time.But some people like to read on line for convenient.I like the smell of the book made of papers so I usually read a book I borrowed or bought.Which reading method do you prefer?
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@cdcale (89)
• Singapore
18 Sep 07
I usually prefer reading from a book or magazine. It puts less strain on my eyes, and is sometimes easier to read. However, if i'm doing research, i like reading online, since you can find certain key phrases within the text without reading the whole thing.
@cici6880 (656)
• China
18 Sep 07
I also use computer to find some materials and the method is also convenient but I will not to read too much online.Thank you for your response and be good .
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• Romania
18 Sep 07
Hi. If I need a quick information, for sure I prefer reading online. If I want to read a story, a long tutorial or something that interest me I will choose to read a book or a magazine, that's faster and comfortable.
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@cici6880 (656)
• China
18 Sep 07
Yeah,it will be more convenient to use a computer.Thank you for your response and have a nice day!
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
18 Sep 07
It is not good to read a lot of material from a computer screen,because it will definitely affect your eyes.I love books and I know that nothing can ever replace them.That is why I buy so many books.I also like the smell of the book,old books have their own smell,and new ones have their own smell.I like both.I am never more excited or interested than I am when reading a book.To put it plainly,I simply love books.!!!!!LOL!!!!
@cici6880 (656)
• China
18 Sep 07
Maybe computer is more popular than before but book will always be there and nothing can replace it.I have the same idea with you!
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I don't like to read online. For some of my college courses, most of our readings are online and I really don't like that. I would rather have the book in front of me, so I can read it like that. It hurts my eyes to stare at the computer screen, and it is a lot harder for me to focus in on what I'm reading, and really concentrate and understand what I am supposed to be learning.
@cici6880 (656)
• China
20 Sep 07
Yeah,we had to read on line sometimes .That's too bad! Thank you for your response and have a nice day!
@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
18 Sep 07
I prefer read a book :)
@cici6880 (656)
• China
20 Sep 07
Thank your for sharing your opinion!Have a nice day!
@gotpiao (99)
• China
18 Sep 07
yes ,I agree with you.Reading book on line is very uncomfortable especially reading for a long time. The smell of the book? oh,right! I like the particular smell of book as well.
@cici6880 (656)
• China
20 Sep 07
Yeah!Especially the smell of old books.lol
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
18 Sep 07
that would be a book for me. i don't like reading from my computer screen, even these are just research notes. much more a book! The glare is too much! my astigmatic eyes can't stand the eyestrain. and i love to collect books, too. they look good on the stand. :-)
@cici6880 (656)
• China
19 Sep 07
Thank you for your response!Have a good time!
• United States
18 Sep 07
ive always loved books. so my preference is to have an actual book in my hands. i will read short things on the computer but they have to be pretty short, say..no longer than 5 or 6 paragraphs. if i try to read something as long as a short story i end up with a bad headache.
@cici6880 (656)
• China
18 Sep 07
LOL!!Many people have the same trouble with you.Thank you for sharing your opinion!
• United States
3 Oct 07
I like to read, either way. I like to read on the computer, for the variety. I like to read books, to take up a day, or some time. I can get cozy and comfortable with a book, but not on the computer.
@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Hello cici6880!(",) If its a novel then of course I'd rather read it as a book than reading it online. If it's an assignment in school I prefer books because it can give me the exact information that I would like to obtain. There are times when I'm running out of time and need fast information then I'd prefer searching on the net. I love books!(",)
• India
20 Sep 07
Yeah, i agree you, i like reading books instead of reading online. Reading a book is very convinient.