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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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ebooks vs pbooks

Since this is a tech-y kind of forum I'm wondering: do you prefer to read ebooks or paper books (pbooks)? Or do you not care either way?

Personally I don't care what I read as long as it's a good book. I have a Kindle and use it a lot, but I also have a pretty big paper book collection.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2011, 01:13 AM
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I love books. There's just something about old books that can't be replicated in an e-book. On the other hand, e-books on a lightweight reader are so much easier in bed at night because there's no need to have a light on that will keep everyone else awake!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2011, 09:38 PM
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I actually prefer ebooks, although I still get the occasional "omg this paper book is so nice" feelings. ebooks are just easier for me to carry around/move/store, and I can get a TON of them for free, way more than I could afford to buy.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 07:58 PM
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I have some vision problems (I'm old). Reading an eBook on my Kindle is so much easier on my eyes than reading a pbook -- I can go for hours. It's one-handed operation lets you read anywhere, sitting, standing, or lying down, unlike a pBook which pretty much demands both hands, a good lamp, and a chair, at least for me. If your pBook has glossy pages, you have to hold it carefully so it doesn't catch the glare from a lamp Those are the two big issues for me.

I read technical books and manuals using Kindle for PC (also from Amazon, free). Sometimes I convert other file formats (like pdf) to Kindle format for this purpose. It is so much easier to search, highlight, bookmark, and take notes in an eBook than a pBook.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 12:06 AM
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I like reading paper books mostly, but I do have an ereader (a Kindle) that I like to take with me on trips. It's also easier to read on the Kindle in bed than with a paper book.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 12:32 AM
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I have a Kindle and I like reading books on it, but lately I've been putting it aside in favor of paper books. Maybe my overwhelming to-be-read pile has something to do with that...
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 11:11 PM
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As for me, I have only tried to convert pdf files with the help of 3rd party pdf conversion sdk.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2015, 03:22 AM
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Childhood days set to one side, I seldom if ever read books...

Most of my adult life (regards such material) has been that most if not all has been non fiction, tutorial or technical types...

Can't say I feel as though I've been depriving myself by any means... It's been more a case of that's the way the cookie has crumbled for eighty odd years...


We can only survive on this earth, as long as we're able to serve the purpose for which we came here...

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