Romance can be deadly...
I like them both. Some books I want to have in both forms so I can read whichever way I want. I have to admit that with two small kids the kindle makes reading so much easier. Plus, with the kindle app on my phone I can easily read anywhere. But nothing beats snuggling down in a pile of blankets on the couch with a book.
You're right--there is definitely a comfort factor when holding a physical book, as opposed to an electronic device!I'll buy both paper and e-book if I love the author. Some might call me obsessed, but I prefer to think of it as 'intensely focused.' [g]
Seems like this topic has been a favourite for this week. I've seen it on two other blogs.I'm a born-and-bred paperback girl who is realistic enough to realize that, irrespective of whether you like/dislike e-books, we have to embrace them because they are here to stay... and as scary as it is, change means growth... BUT - no amount of modern technology can replace the aesthetic experience provided by holding a book in your hands... the "smell" of new books... the texture of paper...If I had to choose (thank goodness I don't) then the physical book would win! Hands down!
I guess this is the hot topic for the week! [g]I adore the smell of books! There's nothing better than walking into a bookstore and getting a whiff of that perfume!I know e-books are here to stay, and that's not a bad thing at all. But, there is something so... appealing? about a paper book. It's definitely a different reading experience, at least for me.
I used to have bookcases full of books, but not so much anymore. As I began approaching empty-nestdom I found I wanted fewer things of all sorts around. I'm tired of taking care of things. I want experiences instead. An e-book gives me the experience of the story without having to store or dispose of the book afterwards. So even before I got my Kindle I was book-purging. Now I mostly read on Kindle and then, if I want to keep a non-fiction book as a reference, I'll buy a hard copy for the bookshelf. In order for fiction to make the bookshelf, I either have to know the author personally or think it is truly a treasure.Still, there will always be something wonderful about the feel of a real paper and ink book...
Hi Regina,After making a couple of cross-country moves, I can relate to wanting to downsize! Still, being around books makes me happy in an intangible way--even though I know it's the *same* book in my Kindle, I still enjoy being able to look at the cover, or pick it up and thumb through it.
Love the books! I keep some in every room of my home. Makes me feel good:) No, I don't have an ereader, but that doesn't stop me from reading ebooks - I just do it online:)
Hi M.J.!I also have books in every room--it's how I like to decorate [g]
I love the books, but I also read via Kindle. I have books everywhere, and I love the feel of the pages in my hand. However, since I read a lot, I like having ebooks for both the price and the storage capacity.
I know what you mean about the storage--I used to bring a separate bag full of books when I traveled, and now I just drop my Kindle in my purse and I'm good to go! Hard to deny the appeal of that!
I love both!I have a corner in the basement,still in renovation, that is for my books. As big as it is, I'm not sure I have enough room left for new stuff but that's why Kindle comes in handy... its a space saver lol
It's so nice to have a dedicated space for books, isn't it? I'll be moving soon, and I made sure my new house has a wall of bookshelves in one room. Hopefully, it will hold all my books!
I love books in whatever form I can get them. Unfortunately, my wrists have other ideas. They refuse to hold paper books open any longer. Thank goodness Kindle appeared in my hour of need. I'm acquiring Kindle books, both new and replacements, as fast as I can. Bring on the words!
Oh, no! I can't imagine not being able to hold a book anymore :( I'm glad the Kindle works for you though. I guess I'd have to rely on audiobooks if I ever wasn't able to read or use my Kindle. It's amazing what we take for granted, isn't it?
I can't say no to paper. It's easier on the eyes, easier to read while walking, I can slip in bits of paper, or make notations, or keep my fingers stuck in various parts, or... Yea, yea, I know you can sort of do all this electronically, but it's not the same. You can't, for instance, fold back half a page and compare the wording in two separate parts of the book (had to do this just this afternoon, reading The Count of Monte Cristo, trying to match the full note of where the treasure is, with the cryptic half).So bring on the bookshelves! We've got about six like yours, plus at least 15 bins of books...
I don't know what it is about paper, but I swear I absorb information differently when reading it on paper versus on a computer screen. I'm sure there have been studies done on this phenomenon, because I can't be the only one!