eReaders vs. Books?

Updated on February 19, 2015 in Devices
16 on February 11, 2015

I used to be all about the actual book, but I got a Kindle, and I can’t read any other way anymore. Truth be told, if I absolutely love a book I will buy the actual book to sit on my shelf, but ever since I got a Kindle I read more, so I think eReaders are a good thing.

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0 on February 12, 2015

Hell yes. I’m all about the Kindle app on my iPhone. I never thought I’d be able to be swayed, but once you dive in it’s delicious.

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2 on February 12, 2015

I can’t say I enjoy reading on my phone, but the Kindle Paperwhite is very pleasant to read off of.

on February 14, 2015

Nothing like holding an actual book in your hands. Plus there’s no danger of electrocution if you should accidently drop it in the tub.

on February 17, 2015

A kindle won’t electrocute you in the tub.

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0 on February 12, 2015

I could not do without my Kindle (and my Kindle app across my devices). I read (and purchase) many more books now, as the e-versions are cheap enough to be an impulse purchase. Also, no trying to remember that book recommendation any more as I stand in the book store. The one disadvantage — for me — it’s difficult to estimate how far through the book a particular passage is, if you haven’t marked it. So I flip back and reread passages far less often. I have read an entire book on my iPhone Kindle app.

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1 on February 12, 2015

You can use the bookmark tool to mark passages.

on February 12, 2015

Only if you think to do that while you’re reading. Once you’ve gone a certain number of pages beyond — and you think to look back to the place where you visually remember it being (1/3 of the way in, 1/2 way, whatever) you can’t do that, because you can’t “see” the book as a whole easily. It’s been improved through the slider at the bottom, but still not as easy as an actual book to flip back and forth.

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0 on February 12, 2015

I generally agree, Matt, and I infinitely prefer ereaders (duh) for travel. But I still buy physical books, too. Mostly, I suspect, because the more is on my bookshelf, the more obvious my supposed intellectualism is to people who visit my house 😉

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0 on February 12, 2015

I still buy physical books, but I’m far more selective about which ones I purchase, so they’re essentially purchased as collectibles and trophies. I don’t think eReaders will kill the printed book any time soon, because there is something about the tangible book that eReaders will never recreate.

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0 on February 12, 2015

I’m a book person. I have moved many times with tons of books and it sucks but there is nothing like holding a real book and flipping the pages and putting in a bookmark or the closest scrap of paper around.

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0 on February 13, 2015

I love physical books, but I have to admit that eReaders finally got good enough that they’re mostly superior.

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0 on February 14, 2015

Yes. I resisted eReaders for a long time because they didn’t quite seem where they needed to be. My first Kindle was the Kindle Touch, which, to me was the point eReaders were finally “there.” Then I upgraded to the Kindle Paperwhite… which is awesome.

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0 on February 17, 2015

I don’t even use the Kindle anymore, I just get Kindle books for my phone.  You can’t beat the convenience of having your entire library at your disposal whenever you have a free minute anywhere.  Can’t lug all those physical books around.

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