Poll Books: Do you prefer paper or an electronic copy?

Your preference when it comes to buying books?

  • Hardcover

    Votes: 11 35.5%
  • Paperback

    Votes: 13 41.9%
  • EPUB (e-book)

    Votes: 5 16.1%
  • Audiobook

    Votes: 2 6.5%

  • Total voters
    31

Jonny Quest

Level 17
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Mar 2, 2023
814
Paperback or hard cover (if I catch a sale). There's something tactile about turning a page that you just can't get from electronic media.
Same reason here. Especially with some of the technical journals or books for work, where I highlight, underline, or add colored tabs to pages, makes it a lot easier to reference those pages or concepts. Otherwise, my Kindle Paperwhite can be easier to hold with one hand and is easy on the eyes.
 

Alexhousek

Level 2
Verified
Aug 19, 2017
85
I recently bought a paperback book that I was looking forward to reading. Once I received it in the mail, I realized that even with my progressive glasses (I'm in my 60's) I could hardly read the print/text. I ended up having to re-purchase the same book only in Kindle version. With Kindle, I can enlarge the text at will. In addition, I can read in bed without having to have my ceiling light on because the Kindle is back-lit.
 

Chuck57

Level 9
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Well-known
Oct 22, 2018
444
Novels as audio books, non-fiction books on paper
I listen to novels in my apartment via Amazon Echo every chance I get.
I can't do it, either electric or audio. I can't even listen to the garbage I write. I need to see the words on paper. LOL But, I'm old, too. Maybe if I grew up with computers, computer related devices, it would be different. Until a couple of years ago, I wrote my trash on my old manual Royal typewriter, then copied it into the computer.
 
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SpiderWeb

Level 11
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Well-known
Aug 21, 2020
505
Digital. I can change the font which is a big deal for some of us. I don't have a reading disability or anything (although special fonts for that community are essential), but I found I read faster when I resize the font and change it to something that I find easier to read for a prolong period of time. Matter of fact the most important thing for me is line spacing. If things are too cramed together I feel like I lose my place in the line or I need reading glasses.
 

Jonny Quest

Level 17
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Well-known
Mar 2, 2023
814
Novels as audio books, non-fiction books on paper
I listen to novels in my apartment via Amazon Echo every chance I get.
Thanks, I didn't even think of that. I have an Audible account and some audiobooks that I listen to through my work PC stereo, and recently I bought an Echo and Dot. So now I have that option as well :)
 

TairikuOkami

Level 36
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Content Creator
Well-known
May 13, 2017
2,541
Just ordered this beauty from 1939. This book has got some history. 😍

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simmerskool

Level 31
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Apr 16, 2017
2,093
I need to turn paper pages too, I probably have more paperbacks than hardcovers, but no special reason choosing one over the other although price can come into it. Tried kindle, don't like it despite my crappy vision. My wife reads on her iphone max and I get scolded for "more books..." yes dear! more books!!
 

Jonny Quest

Level 17
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Well-known
Mar 2, 2023
814
I need to turn paper pages too, I probably have more paperbacks than hardcovers, but no special reason choosing one over the other although price can come into it. Tried kindle, don't like it despite my crappy vision. My wife reads on her iphone max and I get scolded for "more books..." yes dear! more books!!
Like and Funny :)
 

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