Ebook or paperback?

@deltax (287)
Philippines
September 7, 2008 3:42am CST
I sometime find it more convenient to read an ebook from my pocket pc. It's more handy, and I can bring along my entire collection of ebooks for me to read during vacation or whenever I travel. But it seems that reading from my pocket pc is more tiring than reading a paperback and my eyes get more weary with the small screen size. So, to ask you, what would you prefer? A paperback or ebook with all your collections?
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8 responses
@nickventere (1424)
• Zambia
7 Sep 08
When I am reading a novel, I prefer it in paper. But when it comes to tutorial kind of books, as well as manuals, I prefer them in ebook format so that I take advantage of the navigating features that come with ebooks, such as searching and bookmarking.
@deltax (287)
• Philippines
7 Sep 08
I haven't tried it yet on manuals. But sometimes I use ebook reader for when reading novels because of its autoscroll feature. :)
• Zambia
9 Sep 08
Thank you for best response mark!
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
I've read an e-book, but I still prefer reading a book. I still love the feel of the pages and the smell of it. And when I'm reading an e-book, I sometimes dose off, not like with books that I'm eager to finish sleepy or not.
@Zawisza (63)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I prefer the old school method, haha. I love the smell of a paper book, and there's just something about opening one up and seeing those pages covered in black print. And then there's the fact that not all book pages are colored the same, they're changed by time or on purpose by the publisher, and there's so much variety in paper books. Ebooks have never really caught my attention too much, my eyes get much too tired to read for any longer period of time.
• India
7 Sep 08
i do not like reading e-books. instead i like reading regular printed books. the feeling of reading a book is not there in e-book.
@TheDevil (840)
• India
7 Sep 08
I would always prefer a book rather than an e-book ....I don't get the feel while reading from an e-book...I have to feel that i am reading a book or else i lose interest in it..
@mimico (3618)
• Philippines
7 Sep 08
I prefer reading a paperback novel of course. But I can download hundreds of ebooks online for free, so that's a big plus. I don't like investing in books so I always borrow them from other people. I find it more convenient to just download ebooks and read them straight from the computer. I've had lasik surgery a few months a ago and thankfully reading from my laptop doesn't cause me any eye strain.
@Alexx08 (93)
• Germany
7 Sep 08
I just stared reading ebooks so I'm relatively new to it. It's a feature on my mp4 player. So far I've read two ebooks. I think it's fun and practical. The best thing is the reading mark. With paperbacks I tend to lose them. But I do agree that ebooks are not as easy on the eyes as the "real" deal. So long term I prefer paperbacks.
@leafgxu (472)
• China
7 Sep 08
If I travel, I like take a paperbook with me. The ebook is hard to read in the small screen in pc or cellphone and bad for my eyes so I hate it. Only when I have no choice or I can bring a paperbook with me, I will try to read ebook on pc or cellphone.