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Digital or Actual

Posted by on Jul. 18, 2014 at 7:29 PM
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Do you prefer digital books and magazines or the acutal paper versions?

by on Jul. 18, 2014 at 7:29 PM
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clairewait
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I've tried digital.

I like the ease (for traveling especially) and the light-weight aspect (for brand new and big fat books especially).

But in the end I like a book better. 

I read ahead and I look back a lot. Hard to do on digital. I also am pretty good with remembering where certain things are in a book visually speaking. I can never go back on a digital copy and find a quote or a section in the same way I can with a real book.

egyptian_mommy
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2014 at 10:27 PM
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Actual book.
SarahSuzyQ
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2014 at 10:47 PM
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I've come to prefer the convenience of digital. They don't get misplaced, and you can carry hundreds at a time on one device. I almost always read on my Nook.
booaura
by Member on Jul. 18, 2014 at 10:49 PM
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Actual books, but the digital is so much easier.
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notjstanothrmom
by Member on Jul. 18, 2014 at 10:51 PM
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 Digital.

First off, it saves resources. We cut trees down like they're going to run away or something. Very, very selfish.

Second, it's much easier to take them with you, read here and there, takes less space, and most importantly, I never worry about my place. If I fall asleep it saves my space.

polkaspots
by Member on Jul. 18, 2014 at 10:54 PM
Digital. I'm cheap and lazy. I hate buying books, so I use the library. I'm too lazy to bring them back on time. I like reading series books and that means tracking books down and waiting until I can get two or three at a time because I read quickly. I use online libraries and free stuff on amazon. I also use swag bucks for amazon money.
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mewebb82
by Member on Jul. 18, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I prefer the feel of a hardback book in my hands, and the process of turning a page through a suspenseful moment in a story. I've tried digital, but I just don't get into a book in the same way no matter how good it is.

famiglia_bella
by on Jul. 18, 2014 at 10:54 PM
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The hippie in me loves being paperless but I miss the feel of a real book, flipping back or sneaking a peek ahead.  But I indulge in an actual book now and then.

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by on Jul. 19, 2014 at 12:17 AM
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momofnatalie
by Silver Member on Jul. 19, 2014 at 12:49 AM

I'm the same way.  I know it's easier to go digital but I love holding and reading a book and it's easier for me to read.  

Quoting clairewait:

I've tried digital.

I like the ease (for traveling especially) and the light-weight aspect (for brand new and big fat books especially).

But in the end I like a book better. 

I read ahead and I look back a lot. Hard to do on digital. I also am pretty good with remembering where certain things are in a book visually speaking. I can never go back on a digital copy and find a quote or a section in the same way I can with a real book.


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