Traditional books. I really love having a physical book. I think that e-books are unfortunately the direction things are going, but I hope real books never go away. E-books hurt my eyes and give me headaches after a while.
I read both. There is nothing like holding a book in your hands, manually turning the pages.
Fitness Minutes: (8,437)
13 2/4/13 5:39 P
ebooks!! I share with my friends, so they are not too costly. With the Nook app on my phone, I get an hour of reading time while on the treadmill - exercise AND reading a good book at the same time, what could be better?? Good for the body and the mind
Fitness Minutes: (175,154)
2,241 2/4/13 3:08 P
Reading ebooks of any kind on any screen gives me a wicked headache....so I stick with regular paperbacks. Plus I can trade paperbacks for FREE...so it's a lot cheaper to fuel my reading addiction with regular books than with the oh-so-expensive kindle versions! :)
I like both. I have shelves and shelves of traditional books and will still get more in future. I read more e-books than traditional books these days though and there are major advantages to e-books if you read a lot.
Fitness Minutes: (172,832)
5,376 2/4/13 11:11 A
I like ebooks. They are a lot cheaper and take up a lot less space.
I had Jury Duty back in June 2012. I took eleven books on my Kindle. I couldn't imagine carrying eleven paper or hardcover books.
Fitness Minutes: (29,831)
1,008 2/4/13 9:49 A
I've always loved traditional books, but ebooks are becoming friends now too, I can travel easier with them and carry a variety of them with me. I love to write in my books, though and that's easier on traditional books--seems more personal too.
I have to say that over the years, I've slimmed down my book library. Having a technical background meant also having a lot of text books - amongst other books in the personal library. These days I keep only the most important technical books, and donated everything else... and I use my Kindle for pdf versions of many other reference books as well as using the Kindle for regular fiction and non-fiction books. Takes up so much less space! Especially when I'm travelling - I can have several books on my Kindle with me instead of carrying text books or pocket books.
The bottom line for me is - I'm effectively transitioned to e-books as virtually all new books I look at I look to get in either pdf format or Kindle format for use on the computer or the Kindle - or both.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.