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Ebooks & Regular Books

Postby Kitty » April 1st, 2013, 10:35 am

I have both an Ebook (Kindle) and regular paper/hardback books.

On the one hand, nothing quite beats the feel of an actual book in your hands, turning a real page after page.

On the other hand, an Ebook can download thousands of "virtual" books, thereby saving space.

Types of Ebooks available (that I know of):

Kindle,
Kindle Fire,
Kobo,
Sony.

As a point of interest, I am wondering what you all might think: which do you prefer? Do you like Ebooks? Do you prefer physical books?

What are the pros and cons of Ebooks?

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Re: Ebooks & Regular Books

Postby Mrs.Kramer » April 14th, 2013, 2:53 pm

i prefer regular books because they are classic and i like it to have lots of books, a little collection in my room :)
but i also use the iBooks app on my phone, usually when i go on holidays :D
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Re: Ebooks & Regular Books

Postby Kitty » May 7th, 2013, 5:54 pm

I have an Amazon account set up on my Tab so that I can download Kindle ebooks. I use a Kindle gift card worth £25. Although some ebooks are free, some cost 99p, and some can cost up to £15+.

I guess I like ebooks because a real one can get damaged and torn to bits and the spine can get completely wrinkled and bent. Yet at the same time, a real book is something you can physically put in your hands and actually turn the pages.

I like both.
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Re: Ebooks & Regular Books

Postby Valkarius » May 8th, 2013, 1:19 pm

I have an Amazon account.

But I haven't really thought about books really.

I mean well, two pros for online books though.

1) Your book will never get wet even if it rains. Thus no sticky pages or you skim through yet accidentally skipped a page.
2) If it's a required book for classes. That you need to reserve a copy of for instance. The book will be on hand for you to read during a traffic jam or quiet ride on the bus.

Not to mention no paper cuts for skimming fast through chapters.
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Re: Ebooks & Regular Books

Postby Kitty » June 19th, 2013, 11:38 pm

Ironically, there's also a downside to ebooks - if you took one down to the beach to read and put it down, someone could steal it.
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Re: Ebooks & Regular Books

Postby VaCcAr0 » March 14th, 2018, 8:39 am

E-Books all the way. There really aren't any cons.
1. It saves a lot of space
2. You can bring your entire library everywhere you go using 1 device
3. You can read in the dark without needing a flashlight
4. You can change font size and style, highlight, and look up words immediately
5. No papercuts

The only physical books I still have are ones that were signed by the author. Other than that, I see no need for physical books. (However, I DO see the need for physical blu-rays over streaming, but that's another topic)

Kitty wrote:Ironically, there's also a downside to ebooks - if you took one down to the beach to read and put it down, someone could steal it.

Someone could also steal a physical book that you put down.
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Re: Ebooks & Regular Books

Postby Faerie Tanith » March 29th, 2018, 9:43 am

I've bought two ebooks in my life... and never used them because I can't let go of my physical books.
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Re: Ebooks & Regular Books

Postby Allycat » March 30th, 2018, 5:59 am

Physical books all the way. I love them. I have 1000's haha.
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Re: Ebooks & Regular Books

Postby Kitty » June 7th, 2018, 2:32 pm

VaCcAr0 wrote:E-Books all the way. There really aren't any cons.
1. It saves a lot of space
2. You can bring your entire library everywhere you go using 1 device
3. You can read in the dark without needing a flashlight
4. You can change font size and style, highlight, and look up words immediately
5. No papercuts

The only physical books I still have are ones that were signed by the author. Other than that, I see no need for physical books. (However, I DO see the need for physical blu-rays over streaming, but that's another topic)

Kitty wrote:Ironically, there's also a downside to ebooks - if you took one down to the beach to read and put it down, someone could steal it.

Someone could also steal a physical book that you put down.


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