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Prefer e readers or books :-)
« on: May 28, 2017, 02:56:18 AM »
I prefer the ease of the e- reader now, but used to prefer books.  :coffee:
 

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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 03:10:16 AM »
Havent read a book for ages, the best ones are old and therefore available for free online
 
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 04:46:53 AM »
I like books, they don't need to be re-charged.  ::) But I do 90% of my reading on my Kindle Paperwhite which I love.
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 10:29:40 AM »
I just can't bring myself to use an e-reader.  I am emotionally attached to the sensory input that accompanies reading from a book.
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 10:52:15 AM »
I prefer  the sensory input from books too (and all sorts of other sensory things) but can't physically hold books or turn pages anymore so tablet it is.  I think I would have liked one when I was a student
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 11:22:19 AM »
My thoughts on ebooks:

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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2017, 09:13:26 PM »
I prefer books, but I do have a Kindle paperwhite for travel and for scanalatons of manga not for sale in English.
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017, 10:35:56 PM »
Pretty much what oclf's attitude is.

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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 04:17:17 AM »
Pretty much what oclf's attitude is.

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Right down to the manga?  :P

I didn't know you were an otaku.  ;)
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 05:51:27 AM »
Pretty much what oclf's attitude is.

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Right down to the manga?  :P

I didn't know you were an otaku.  ;)

Ew.  No.

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I like my e-reader, but there's something about a book that makes life easier and reading better.
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 10:28:29 AM »
Prefer books. but I like the fact that I can change the size of the type on my kindle.  #oldeyes
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 03:47:23 PM »
I thought I liked my Kindle better, but a buddy started loaning me a bunch of old spiritual classics.  I had forgotten how holding a book makes you connect with it.

I heard a radio interview a while back talking about how our brains activate different pathways when reading physical books vs electronic ones.  Yeah, I'm convinced that's true.
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2017, 05:06:17 PM »
Kindle samples are like crack.  ::) I love that I can get spiritual classics cheaper on a Kindle than as a book.

But I believe the info below is true...

I thought I liked my Kindle better, but a buddy started loaning me a bunch of old spiritual classics.  I had forgotten how holding a book makes you connect with it.

I heard a radio interview a while back talking about how our brains activate different pathways when reading physical books vs electronic ones.  Yeah, I'm convinced that's true.
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2017, 05:12:02 PM »
I thought I liked my Kindle better, but a buddy started loaning me a bunch of old spiritual classics.  I had forgotten how holding a book makes you connect with it.

I heard a radio interview a while back talking about how our brains activate different pathways when reading physical books vs electronic ones.  Yeah, I'm convinced that's true.

Interesting; I think it is possible.

I like Kindle because I can read in bed and while eating meals (with the Kindle propped up).  I used to think having a electronic device in bed would be unpleasant, but I have gotten use to it.  I can use the Kindle for sleep music and for an alarm too. I also like Kindle because books are less expensive (although I end up buying more of them even when they are not so cheap), and take less room. Changing the type size is also a definite plus.

I read "real books" when not available on Kindle(!), when I already have the book (!!), and when Kindle indexing is bad or I'm doing reading that requires a lot of page flipping.

For serious study there is something to be said for real books. It is much easier to flip back to reference earlier parts of the book, and to take usable notes. (I don't do enough serious study).  I did some technical reading using Kindle; it was nice, but it will be hard to reference again. Using Kindle was probably a mistake.

I will have to try going back to "real books" more often.
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Re: Prefer e readers or books :-)
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 05:25:33 PM »
I prefer books, but I do have a Kindle paperwhite for travel and for scanalatons of manga not for sale in English.

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I didn't know you were an otaku.  ;)

I definitely had to look this up

Is it scanalatons, scanlations, or scanslations? In any case it's not something I am likely to do.

Otaku? Sometimes.
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[Job  38:1-5]  Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said: [2] Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words? [3] Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me. [4] Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding. [5] Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

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