Do you ever read ebooks online?

United States
May 2, 2009 6:38pm CST
I love reading ebooks online or on my computer. They're usually free or low cost with so many topics to choose from including; fiction, non-fiction, romance, cooking, child care, gardening, Internet marketing, Ebay blogging and more. Most ebooks are available in .pdf (Acrobat reader) format and can be printed out for easy reference. That's a really good thing, especially for recipe ebooks. Have you ever read an ebook online?
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
5 May 09
Hello beautyqueen26, I have never read e-book online. I can't stand reading on my computer as I get bored easily. I love to read book while lying down on the bed (... and fast asleep not even 10 minutes after reading sometimes)
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@GreenMoo (11837)
6 May 09
I've never read one online, as I find it hard to read allot of text from the screen. I've printed out a few ebooks and read them in the past, but I find most of them are pretty poor quality and I'd rather just look for the information I need online when I need it. I guess there's good ones out there, but they seem to be harder to come across.
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@AmbiePam (51634)
• United States
5 May 09
Yes, I have. I read one a couple of months ago from a site one of the mylot members recommended. I can't for the life of me think of the name of the book or the website, but I remember every bit of the story. I do enjoy reading actual books more, but you're right, the fact that you can get them free is a big reason to use them.
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• India
4 May 09
I love reading, whether ebooks or hard bound books. The only problem nowadays is that books have become so expensive nowadays that purchasing them is out of the question, especially when one has retired and lives on limited income. I tried the ebooks route and did get quite a few free downloads. But the choice is limited and the really good authors are missing from these lists.
• Australia
3 May 09
I sometimes read ebooks, but that is because it hurts my eyes to stare at the computer for too long & I normally don't wear my glasses. When I do, they are the free ones. I like getting the informative ones like about blogging, ebay, etc. With them, I print them out for reference later on or if I don't have enough ink, I will keep them on the computer until I can print them out.
• United States
4 May 09
I posted two links above to free ebooks. I like the freebies the best. Thanks for your comments.
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• Australia
4 May 09
Cool, I will have to have a look at the links right now :)
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
4 May 09
No I don't because I don't know where one can do that at. Would you be so kind and tell me the site's address in a pm? That would be so awesome to be able to do that!! So if given the chance, yes, I would definitely read books online. It's much cheaper, free rather and I wouldn't have to leave the comfort of my home!
• United States
4 May 09
Here is the link for 16 ebooks romance novels http://www.bukisa.com/articles/66803_16-free-romance-novels-online-from-eharlequin And here is the one for the other ebooks that I like to read. http://www.bukisa.com/articles/64927_free-ebooks-you-can-read-online-or-download-for-free I have links to more. Plus, I think the last link is updated once a week, so definitely check back more often.
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
4 May 09
I read some online once in a while, usually in the winter when the nights are long, cold, and there's nothing I have to do. I go to this one place that has older style books that I like. They're totally free, and what I like too is that I can change the size of the font, and page size. (I like that because of my glasses lol) They have a bit of everything there: horror, fiction, comedy, autobiographies, history, crime novels, romance, and etc. Here's the link if you'd like to check it out. No newer type authors there, but I have found some that I liked because they represented a different era in writing. http://www.freeonlinebooks.org/
• United States
4 May 09
Will check that out. Thanks.
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
3 May 09
No, I never have..Im not a big reader anyways, so while on the computer I would rather do more interesting things.
• United States
4 May 09
Good for you! Mostly the tip is for people trying to save money.
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• India
3 May 09
Oh, I got no other go. The books here cost so costly and I can't buy any of those. And since there are no libraries, then I can't even get borrow them. So I have to read those books online or download the ebook. It's another good way to read, but doing it for a long time can have a lasting effect on eyes and it's not what I want. So I regularly take breaks. bourne
• United States
4 May 09
Same here! I have some links for free to read eBooks. You can download them to your computer if you want or read online. http://www.bukisa.com/articles/64927_free-ebooks-you-can-read-online-or-download-for-free http://www.bukisa.com/articles/61786_free-ebook-your-guide-to-gorgeous-skin-review
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@mummymo (23707)
8 May 09
I have read then beauty and I love to read but to be honest ebooks aren't really my thing! I love the feel and smell of a book and much prefer reading from a book than a computer if I am reading a novel! Guess we all have different ways of doing things! xxx
• Malaysia
7 May 09
never really read books online before since i prefer the hardcopy..don't really like to stare at the monitor for too long
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
7 May 09
I don't read ebooks online but I download hundreds of ebooks and read them whenever I feel like reading them. I love reading ebooks especially those that I can't fond on print.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
7 May 09
I've actually have downloaded a number of ebooks, yet still haven't read them...plan to do so as soon as possible. My problem is that I'm not a very good on-line reader. I still like reading the old-fashioned way...books...usually snuggled in bed with my two kitties cuddling up to me before I go to sleep....LOL
@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
7 May 09
Yes, the E-books are much more popular than before. Sometimes the normal books are out of stock. And the E-books are another option. But usually I prefer to download and read it from my cellphone. If it is a PDF format, then I still prefer to read it from my computer. I love China
• Canada
7 May 09
My husband has three books published, and I read them all as ebooks before I read them as paperbacks. He published them in both formats (self published books) I think that eBooks are a really cool idea. They are also cheaper than regular books, because there are no production fees/ Authors still get the same royalties.