I don't mind the print book, but I do like the ease of the ereader. I don't have to worry about due dates, I don't have to worry about lugging books around. I've got so many free ones downloaded (thanks to EReader News and Pixel of Ink), that it'll take me quite a long time to get through them all.
Eeeeekkkk!! I'm so with you there. I cannot and will not give up my print books. There is something about turning an actual page, and the smell of a book (yes I know, I'm a dork).
That said, I did receive a Kobo for Christmas, and love and use it also. It is great for airplanes, doc offices, etc.
I am strange, where I need to have all of my books of a series in the same format (ebook, Hard back, soft back...). I have continued to buy print books to finish series that I had started before getting the Kobo, and I've also found that the Kobo is great for my 'adult' books that I don't want the kids to accidentally pick up and start reading (especially my 10 year old, who is devouring every book she can get her hands on).
Basically, I do think that the eReaders have their place, but I use it to add to my library, not replace it.
I prefer reading actual books but my e-reader is much more convenient and space saving so for my home, the e-reader's pros out weigh the cons.
EDIT TO ADD: All 5 of us are avid readers so there are A LOT of books.
i have no interest in an e-reader, i prefer good old fashioned books. if we all switch to e-readers it's just putting more folks out of business, those that make the books & those that sell them.
E-readers. You can highlight text, look up definitions, store multiple books in one place, and read in the dark. What's not to love?
I am an avid reader and I can't bring myself to get an e-reader! Hubby and MIL have offered to buy me one but I just can't do it! I love the fact that I can go to the used book store and pick out a book for a few dollars and then when I am done I can return it and get partial credit for use on another book! You can't do that with an e-reader...unless I give the e-reader to someone else. I really don't think that there is such a big difference in the size of the book compared to the size of an e-reader...by the time you put the e-reader in a protective case you are about the size of a small paperback!
So....until they quit publishing books I guess I will stick with the good old fashioned kind!
I don't have an e-reader, and I doubt I'll get one. I like having the actual, physical book in my hand. Besides, reading from a screen for too long gives me a headache.
I love print books, but I've read some online. I don't have an e-reader yet. How does one read on an e-reader in the bathtub?
I love my kindle for novels. I wouldn't like it for text or reference books. It takes to long to look something up etc. It's much faster to have a book with a post it in places I need to refer to:)
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