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Old 11-08-2012, 06:33 AM   #76
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For pleasure 100% electronic

(Reading that is)
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:41 AM   #77
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I still buy Cookbooks and Art books. I also still get magazines in the post. I admit that the ones that also give me digital editions are what I read on my iPad.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:41 AM   #78
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I've been a lifelong reader and always loved the look and feel of books, and the scent of libraries, so when ereading devices first hit the market, I was not first on the bandwagon to get one. However, I received a Nook Color on my birthday two years ago and I haven't looked back. My vision has worsened over the years so I always had to buy Trade's or hard cover editions and this got to be quite expensive. Now I can adjust the font and this has transformed my reading experience. Plus I love the convenience of being able to download a book from anywhere, anytime, even during the middle of a snowstorm.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #79
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I've been a lifelong reader and always loved the look and feel of books, and the scent of libraries, so when ereading devices first hit the market, I was not first on the bandwagon to get one. However, I received a Nook Color on my birthday two years ago and I haven't looked back. My vision has worsened over the years so I always had to buy Trade's or hard cover editions and this got to be quite expensive. Now I can adjust the font and this has transformed my reading experience. Plus I love the convenience of being able to download a book from anywhere, anytime, even during the middle of a snowstorm.
I am hooked.. I have read hundreds of books, magazines and newspaper over the yrs on paper only.. (now I'm 65) and I now look at anything printed in paper and I think.. sheesh.. I can get that on my Kindle, iPad etc.. I would now only buy a printed paper copy of anything only if there was nothing else available.. and soon to come printed Books, Magazines and Newspapers will be dinosaurs and hard to find..
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #80
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I've been a lifelong reader and always loved the look and feel of books, and the scent of libraries, so when ereading devices first hit the market, I was not first on the bandwagon to get one. However, I received a Nook Color on my birthday two years ago and I haven't looked back. My vision has worsened over the years so I always had to buy Trade's or hard cover editions and this got to be quite expensive. Now I can adjust the font and this has transformed my reading experience. Plus I love the convenience of being able to download a book from anywhere, anytime, even during the middle of a snowstorm.
I am hooked.. I have read hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers over the yrs on paper only.. (now I'm 65) and I now look at anything printed in paper and I think.. sheesh.. I can get that on my Kindle, iPad etc.. I would now only buy a printed paper copy of anything only if there was nothing else available.. and soon to come printed Books, Magazines and Newspapers will be dinosaurs and hard to find..
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:01 AM   #81
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I am first and foremost, a reader. So while I usually prefer ebooks, for convenience reasons, I have absolutely no issues switching between physical books and ebooks in my reading pursuits. I'm certainly not going to deprive myself of reading something I really want to read by zealously adhering to some random, self-imposed media restriction.
This goes for me as well.

I'm now leaning towards e-books when I can because my eyesight is going south (a bit) and my arms are not growing longer.
Another reason I lean towards e-books is that I tend to like loooong stories and it is much easier to read 1000 pages on a 200g device than hold a 1kg door stopper.

But I am one of those people who likes to re-read and I have many hundreds of paper books so I'm not going to stop reading paper books any time soon.

I may stop buying them. Or not. I have bought paper books since I got my first e-reader (I'm on my third) so maybe I'll never stop buying paper books...

About the only time when I go exclusively e-book is when I go in holiday or on a short trip for 2-3-4 days as I will not longer carry paper books with me. Also, when in holiday or on a trip my reading likes/dislikes seem to sometimes change a bit (weird huh?) so I'm glad to have my e-reader stocked with books of about 3-4 genres (and I usually take a few old favourites just in case) if I feel I don't want to read whatever book I was in the middle of as the plane takes off.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:36 AM   #82
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I am first and foremost, a reader. So while I usually prefer ebooks, for convenience reasons, I have absolutely no issues switching between physical books and ebooks in my reading pursuits. I'm certainly not going to deprive myself of reading something I really want to read by zealously adhering to some random, self-imposed media restriction.
I still enjoy the smell of a book in my hands; the creaking of the cover when you first open it and the feel of each page turned. I only buy hardcover versions of books so that I can keep expanding my library. However, traveling with a kindle is much preferred today. So, my expenses for reading have slightly risen. Now I buy the e-book first, and if I truly enjoy the story, I will purchase the hardcover. I think this makes me sick in the head lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:02 AM   #83
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I'm a retro girl; always have been and always will be. There is something that attaches me emotionally to paper books. I'll travel with a Kindle, but I still keep my favorite books on shelves. I also still purchase current paperbacks. Actually holding a book in my hands, I think, connects me to my childhood.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #84
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I pretty much exclusively read digital now, though I make an exception for when the book is itself a physical work of art such as fancy illustrated editions.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:32 PM   #85
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I'll read a physical book only as a last resort. And then, grudgingly.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #86
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Here is a reason to purchase used p-books:

http://m.guardian.co.uk/books/booksb...s&type=article
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #87
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I will always buy the paperback if it is less expensive than the ebook, which is often the case with novels that have been around a while.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:42 PM   #88
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Until they change their (stupid) rules, I have print books for takeoff/landing purposes. Also, not every book is available as an ebook. And, how do you classify audiobooks?
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:54 AM   #89
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I still prefer paper, it's just more of an all round reading 'experience' and for most of the books I want to read the paper versions are much cheaper than their ebook counterparts. I guess I'm still stuck in the 'wanting to own something physical' mindset.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:14 AM   #90
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Whenever I can I read e-books. But sometimes they don't work, like books with lots of pictures (explaining exercises, for example).
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