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MWOODS21 Posts: 505
2/4/13 10:59 P


TEEBEE44 Posts: 1,029
2/4/13 8:32 P


JUSTKLH Posts: 1,489
2/4/13 8:28 P

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.

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23KAIYA Posts: 4,933
2/4/13 8:22 P

I love my books! Much cheaper to replace than a nook, and more user friendly.

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JENNIK2 Posts: 1,829
2/4/13 8:22 P

Once I started reading e-books I was hooked! You can fit so many in such a small device


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MILTONS1 Posts: 3,687
2/4/13 8:19 P

traditional paper books

DACHI9 SparkPoints: (7,051)
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2/4/13 8:12 P

traditional books

JEFFGIRL Posts: 8,173
2/4/13 8:07 P

Well, I really like them both alot.

2/4/13 7:57 P

Right now, traditional, because that is all that I have! I might like eBooks, but I would definitely be afraid to have them in the bath tub.

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2/4/13 7:55 P

I love the REAL books!!!!

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2/4/13 7:43 P

traditional, but then I don't have a lot of experience with ebooks

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2/4/13 7:39 P

love them both - but read ebooks all the time.

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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,395
2/4/13 7:17 P

Gosh, I haven't read a traditional book since last May... !

I am an e-book convert. So happy that my library has gotten on board, and is bringing in more and more material in "e" format.

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2/4/13 6:59 P


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SEASIDER1 Posts: 106
2/4/13 6:46 P

I read both. There is nothing like holding a book in your hands, manually turning the pages.

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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

2/4/13 4:04 P

ebooks...I feel like I'm not killing trees.

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2/4/13 3:08 P

Reading ebooks of any kind on any screen gives me a wicked I stick with regular paperbacks. Plus I can trade paperbacks for it's a lot cheaper to fuel my reading addiction with regular books than with the oh-so-expensive kindle versions! :)

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BARBWMS Posts: 1,363
2/4/13 2:54 P

Both.. I love the convenience of ebooks for travel and variety. But I prefer "real" traditional books for anything that has a lot of maps, charts, etc.

When we got our first kindle I was totally a traditionalist, thought I'd hate it. But I found it served many wonderful purposes.

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RONIGH Posts: 631
2/4/13 2:53 P

E-books, let's save some trees.

MIRANDA2112 SparkPoints: (13,467)
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2/4/13 2:52 P

Traditional books, without a doubt.

MEANREDS92 Posts: 818
2/4/13 2:23 P

I've had a kindle for over a year, but rarely use it. I don't like the feel of any e-readers and the font is really strange adjustment. Holding a real book is more comfortable.

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2/4/13 2:10 P

I've been reading my books on my cell for over a year. It's weird reading a "real" book now. I would not want to go back to packing 3 or 4 books for vacations either.

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2/4/13 1:54 P

traditional books hands down

TIMDEB Posts: 541
2/4/13 1:41 P

Traditional books still.

HAPPYCPA1965 SparkPoints: (233,557)
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2/4/13 1:09 P

I still like the traditional books.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
2/4/13 12:58 P

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.

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2/4/13 11:11 A


KARENCRANER Posts: 3,421
2/4/13 11:11 A

I prefer paper books.

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2/4/13 11:02 A

Definitely traditional.

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2/4/13 10:35 A


ZOLETTE1 Posts: 274
2/4/13 10:29 A

I love holding a book and relaxing w/ a cup of tea. If I'm studying, I like to highlight certain passages. If I am reading at night in bed, I use Kindle so I don't disturb my husband :o)

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ZOLETTE1 Posts: 274
2/4/13 10:29 A

I love holding a book and relaxing w/ a cup of tea. If I'm studying, I like to highlight certain passages. If I am reading at night in bed, I use Kindle so I don't disturb my husband :o)

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2/4/13 10:23 A

prefer traditional but still enjoy ebooks on my ipad.

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2/4/13 10:21 A

Nothing like the feel of a good, solid book in my hands!

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IRISHFANUH87 Posts: 1,038
2/4/13 10:15 A

Prefer traditional

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,884
2/4/13 9:51 A

I like ebooks. They are a lot cheaper and take up a lot less space.

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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.

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2/4/13 9:44 A


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2/4/13 9:42 A

Traditional books

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2/4/13 9:41 A


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2/4/13 9:32 A

SHAYSIE Posts: 1,947
2/4/13 9:25 A

Traditional books, especially leather bound with gold leaf pages. Beautiful!!

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2/4/13 9:23 A

I like to hold it in my hands and turn the pages - yes, a traditional book.

GOAL40TH Posts: 668
2/4/13 9:14 A

book with paper pages!

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2/4/13 9:12 A

I don't have an e-reader, so I guess I prefer traditional books. I just love having a physical book to read...


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2/4/13 9:11 A

traditional books

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2/4/13 9:09 A

I like both!


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EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,783
2/4/13 8:50 A

What I love about ebooks is, it solves the bookshelf space problem but it tires my eyes though.

That said, I still like opening and reading a traditional book.

What about you?

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