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I've never used any digital methods to read entire books before so I'm biased I suppose when I say I love print books and will only read print books.
Try it! You might like it.
I've been an avid reader of paper books (usually going through 1-3 books a week) for 20 years or more now, and yet I've come to like my Nook quite a bit. It's not ideal in some respects, but it allows me to carry a LOT of books in a very lightweight package, and it's convenient to use. The only thing that's been bugging me lately is the battery... damn thing drains out within a week or two if I don't use it at all, and within a few days if I'm actively reading a book. Supposedly it should have much more staying power, though I learned that their usual claim of "not needing to recharge it for weeks" depends on a person who only reads for up to 1.5 hours a day. Given the time, I read a LOT more than that.
At any rate, I like the way it saves my place, I like the dictionary function (actually needed to use it once when I came across an obscure psychiatric term), and I like the ability to tag passages for notes or place multiple bookmarks. And I like that a new release e-book is significantly less expensive than a physical hardback, even with the usual discounts added for popular releases.
About the only thing I don't like is that battery, and that may be because I've got one that just doesn't hold up.
Mostly paper books. I'm not a luddite, I can see the value in the e-book but it's just not for me right now.
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I like my nook an awful lot but it's not like I'll be abandoning print anytime soon especially as there are still so many older books I want to read that have not been made into digital books.
I use my Kindle to back up all my print books. If I'm traveling or on vacation, I have almost my entire home library with me. Like other posters have said, I try to avoid DRM. I am also currently scanning all of my older/more rare books to PDF.
I still like reading print books and comics more though, and I don't see myself ever being entirely devoted to digital.
I read digital pretty much exclusively these days, the books i tend to read are big and chunky so it makes so much more sense to read them on the iPad or Kindle. iPad at home or commuting and an old Kindle for reading in the garden or on the beach.
sHayden - kindle is good and nice to have around if you are in the subway, but it is not the same feeling as with the book. Computer screens are worse. What s the deal with all the downloads? It is really a big thing reading books on the screen of computers? A lot of people i know refuse to download books online and read them on computer screens, since it is not so good especially if you read a lot at work from a computer screen. I d choose the actual books rather than a computer
I was an avid library user - mostly because I think the price of books is outrageous - but I bought a Kindle not long ago, and I think it's fair to say I'm rather addicted.
As well as getting a huge back catalogue of books, I've even managed to find some pdf version's of manga, which is something of a godsend. It really is the best purchase I have made in a long time, and I used to swear by books. But carried 10 on a device that weighs next to nothing is genius. I say, try it!!
iPad for books and comics
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I only buy printed books. I'm interested in getting some kind of kindle or e-book reader though.
I don't believe the KindleFire is in the UK, but I went for the normal non-touch one anyway. I just wanted something cheap(er) and simple, and it really does the job!
I always buy print, I love hardcovers better but normally only find paperbacks. I don't like kindle books tbh.
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