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Old 10-14-2007, 08:54 PM   #1
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Interesting phenomenon reading P-book

In desperation, since I couldn't find it in ebook format, I've been reading a pbook. As the day wore on and my eyes became tired, I kept looking for the "size" button to increase the font size to make the reading easier.

Anyone else experienced this?
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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Yes! My eyes are the biggest reason I like e-books.

But I also dislike paper smells, especially older books, so in addition I am happier to "curl up" with a good e-book. It has more of an emotional good feeling for me than paper books. Odd, because most people talk about how they can't give up the emotional attachment to paper.

The main advantage of paper is that I can give it away when I'm done, and that I can take it where I might get it wet or lose it.
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:56 PM   #3
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I keep looking for the button on the left to turn the page. I feel a bit like the monk in that Xerox commercial that was introduced to a "book."
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:02 AM   #4
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For me it was taking it up again and it did not keep the page position.
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:10 AM   #5
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But I also dislike paper smells, especially older books, so in addition I am happier to "curl up" with a good e-book. It has more of an emotional good feeling for me than paper books. Odd, because most people talk about how they can't give up the emotional attachment to paper.

The main advantage of paper is that I can give it away when I'm done, and that I can take it where I might get it wet or lose it.
I'm with you here. The smell of old books actually makes me sneeze and my eyes water. I've occasionally had library books I've had to return unread. That's especially troubling to me since I'm trying to consume less in general. I want to support and use my local library. The collection of cases and cases of paper books at my house built over the years just gets dustier and smellier as the years go by. The last time I picked up my old copy of the complete works of Shakespeare I had to put it down in five minutes. I really don't want to add to this and see more beloved books become untouchable.

Oh, and the second someone releases a waterproof/bubblebath-proof reader, I will be a very happy woman.
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:23 AM   #6
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Put it in a ziplock bag and be happy!
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:57 AM   #7
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I have had my iLiad not even a month and already read pbooks only if I must. Also change font size often. Thought I would settle on one size but why should I
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Old 10-15-2007, 03:44 AM   #8
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I have a very good pbook sitting downstairs waiting for me to read it. But I've been putting it off because what I am reading now is also very good and only available as an ebook. In fact, it is available here on the forum. It's Music of the Spheres. And I'm close to finishing it. About 76 pages left. And once I am done, I'll be posting updated copies with all the corrections I've found.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:58 AM   #9
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:30 PM   #10
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Thanks! I may need to get one of those. Well, as soon as I decide on which reader I want. It's so frustrating right now. There's so much potential but I'm still not quite at that point where I can say any one of them is the reader for me.
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:20 PM   #11
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The main advantage of paper is that I can give it away when I'm done, and that I can take it where I might get it wet or lose it.
Don't I remember a long ago picture on Moblieread of an Iliad in a zip-lock plastic bag so it could read it in the bathtub? Since you only need to hit the scroll bar it works as well (or better) than a p-book.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:13 PM   #12
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I have a same thing with watching TV. I'll push the fast forward button not realizing it's live TV.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:45 PM   #13
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My hands take to the use of a pbook rather quickly, to me it's to use it with both hands that annoys me then dropping the darn thing and fumbling to find page 'one' again!
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:40 AM   #14
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I agree on the font-size changing. I've been having to wear reading glasses more and more and I hate it. Getting laser eye surgery a few years ago was so that I could stop wearing glasses or contacts (very nearsighted). Now I need reading glasses

As for watching TV, I have gotten so used to my TiVo that if I go to someone else's house to watch TV, I find myself trying to either FF or pause their TV. For some reason, it doesn't work
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:36 AM   #15
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I keep trying to rewind the Radio and conversations too. That doesn't work either, by the way, in case anyone was wondering.
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