whick do you prefer?e-book or book?

China
August 15, 2008 12:40am CST
Although i don't like reading book,i know reading books is better than reading e-books.When i start a new work,i often search data or e-books about new work,but reading them through computer i don't feel comfortable,if i read for a long time,my eyes were so tired, and my brain stoped running.When i grab a book and read it,the feel is better,i can spend long time on reading and don't feel tired,indeed forgot time,so i prefer to book. Recently i want to read some books,but i can't find the book which is attractive,if you often read,please recommend some book which you had read and you think it's better.
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14 responses
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I had rather have a book any day. I've tried reading e-books and it's hard on the eyes. There is nothing like holding a book in your hands, being able to read until you want to stop. Then you can mark the page where you stopped and then pick it up and go right to reading. It's not that easy with an e-book. But I'm sure,most of the times, it's cheaper to read an e-book than it is to buy one from the store. Another thing, though, most of the books I like to read don't come in e-books. So guess I will stick to buying the books I enjoy reading. Those can also be passed on to others, as well.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
15 Aug 08
"I'm pretty sure e-books don't FORCE you to keep reading, even after you want to stop.:P This isn't something that contrasts with e-books." I don't think I said that e-books forced you to keep reading. I meant that I can sit and hold a book, lay down, whatever and read forever, if I want to. With e-books, you are reading them on a monitor. And I just don't find it appealing to me. "Again, it's easier to e-mail someone an e-book (very few of them are too big to put in an e-mail attachment) than it is to physically give them a book. On top of that, you'll still have the book after sharing it.:)" I don't care to buy an e-book that I could lose through a crash in my computer, or lose it on a CD or disk. As I said, books are my choice.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
15 Aug 08
I prefer book because its available even you are not sitting on computer and it puts less strain on eyes than computer does ......even it does not adds to your electricity bills like ebooks does Thanku Ganesh
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I certainly agree with this. I just can't concentrate reading an 3-book like I can with a regular book. I don't worry about my electricity bill since I stay on the computer all the time anyway.
@IInsanity (290)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 08
to me, i prefer normal book to ebook. i find ebook straining to the eyes when reading because the glare from the light of the monitor is too much sometimes and it hurts my eyes. i like reading books more because i like to take my time while reading and i can take the book with me anywhere i go. happy mylotting!
• China
15 Aug 08
You can get a insipration from book,reading book is a good habit.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
15 Aug 08
Friend, I would prefer a ral book over an ebook anytime. I like to be as comfortable as I can get when I read a book. I cant' do that with an ebook and its straining reading for extended periods.
• China
15 Aug 08
yes,although ebook is free,we still like reading real book thank you for response
@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
17 Aug 08
I prefer book because I have accustomed to read real book. I will dizzy when I read e-book and I can't get enjoyment from e-book as well as book. Actually when read book I can flip pages quickly and conveniently, but it is not easy to turn to he page you want.
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
16 Aug 08
Hi there, I know we could upload and keep lots of our favorite e-books in our laptop, and very often uploading e-books is free of charge. It’s also very convenient and handy to carry along with us so many books in our laptop, and we could read any of them at anywhere and anytime. Anyway I still prefer to read book to e-books as I’m a slow reader. I could read only a few pages daily so I usually spend a longer time to finish a single book. I usually would take a month or more to finish a book . I think it’s much handy for me to read a book as I always enjoy reading relaxingly sitting in my couch. I would get tired easier reading an e-book sitting in front of my desktop as well as my eyes. What’s more if without a device we totally couldn’t read an e-book anymore. posting and take care.
@quawertz (778)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
I prefer to read a real instead of an e-book. I usually don't understand what I am reading when I use an e-book and my eyes sore faster. With a real book I feel more relaxed and more comfortable.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
15 Aug 08
Reading a real book is better because you don't have to turn on anything you just pcik it up and read. Getting a book you like is easy. Pick a subject you are interested in and buy that and read it.
@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Do you have a CRT monitor (the 'old' kind, the 'fat' ones)? They produce a lot more glare than LCD monitors, so that can be one reason your eyes hurt reading an e-book. I strongly prefer e-books. Bookmarking is easier, they don't get worn out, and they don't WEIGH anything. :D
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 08
Hi Zhao, I would definitely prefer a book. I'm a lazy reader, like to read my books on the sofa or bed; so it's just not possible to read an e-book. Moreover, you can't go to sleep comfortably with an e-book! I don't know what reading interests you have - I've recently read The Empty Chair by Jeffrey Deaver. This is a psychological thriller, some sort of forensics investigation. I've found it very entertaining!
• India
15 Aug 08
Hi zhaosonghan Well, I don't like at all to read an e-book. May be i sound backdated. I don't bother. I enjoy reading a book which has a physical existence and i can use my organs and senses to feel its physical existence. I have tried few times to read e-book, but to me, in any sense, it didn't me a feeling of pleasure like reading a 'real' book. yes, recently i have read a LA Times best seller - 'code name god' publisher penguin, author Dr Mani Bhaumik. It's a scientific analysis about god.
• China
15 Aug 08
Yes,I also prefer real book to e-book.Although sometimes I did try to read an e-book.The first e-book I've finished just a few months before is Daddy Long Legs.It's really hard to keep on to the end due to my eyes will hurt much after a long time reading.Though it is worthwhile.So I've made up my mind to buy a real book then I can reread it more comfortably and more easily.If you are looking something to read,why not give it a try? It's really a great book,very fascnating indeed.And by the way,do you like reading English novels,say the classic ones as Jane Erye,Pride and Prejudice,Gone with the wind? I can not help saying they are very amazing,very wonderful.So I recommand strongly to you.
@clickicy (571)
• Indonesia
15 Aug 08
I prefer book. E-book is great but i prefer book for more than 100 pages e-book. It is difficult for my eyes to stay long (more than 1 hour) in front of pc. I prefer book. I can hold, flip, or (throw it away when i disagree with it content).
@rajeshfgh (1626)
• India
15 Aug 08
Conventional hard-bound or paperback books if preferred by me. One can easily sit in the comfort or one's home and read the book at leisure rather than peering at the computer screen for a long time. Also, it's very convenient to read from a book. Study material can be read from the PC but when it comes to serious reading conventional book is the ruler.