What’s everyones favorite way to read? Physical copy, kindle or both. My preference is a physical copy. ^_^
What’s everyones favorite way to read? Physical copy, kindle or both.
My preference is a physical copy. ^_^
What’s everyones favorite way to read? Physical copy, kindle or both.
My preference is a physical copy. ^_^
Physical copy for sure
If I like the book I want a physical copy for my shelf. That way, no matter what, I have a way to read it. In just reading it I prefer an ereader. I can take my kindle anywhere without worry about it fitting in my purse or the book getting damaged too badly.
im iffy on a kindle
It helps me from being distracted when I read an ebook. If I read on my phone I end up distracted on another app
ah yes the less distractions the better
Kindle, I have terrible eyesight & it’s not fully corrected even with contacts. I love being able to make the font larger! It’s also small and lightweight which makes it easier to juggle with a baby.
ah that reasoning makes alot of sense ?
I love its weight, the texture and sound of the pages as you turn them; the smell of new books fresh from the shop, old books and that extra special scent of an old library book. Mmm.
And displaying your very own personal library is so satisfactory, even being the only one to see it. ❤❤❤
Omg I completely agree with you. It is just so satisfying ^_^. Btw did any of the books you ordered come in yet?
@Anita Two so far! – ‘Exit West’ and ‘The Weight of Ink- – the only brand new books in my massive book haul; the rest are secondhand and should be here by next Wednesday-Friday. *excited dance*
EEK!!! Im excited for you!!! Im really curious what books you have coming in. I have a request. When they come in can you message me pictures of them? ?. *happy dance for you for getting books*
@Anita I will do that! ❤❤❤
@Kaylee omg yay!!!!! I cant wait to see what books you ordered ??
I love the feel/smell of a book… but… i can’t keep but a few collectors. My son is allergic to something created by books that sit on a book shelf. Even if they are dusted. Maybe mites or something..i don’t know. But his face/lips have swelled twice after drinking from something he set on my old bookshelf. After removing the books/washing shelf, haven’t had an issue since! I still think he got switched at birth… kid can’t stand reading/books and is literally allergic to them… ugh..
aww poor son. Allergies are the worst. Since you cant keep many books at home do you read on a kindle or no?
@Anita – yes! I have a kindle and an audible account. As well as an overdrive account linked to all my local libraries! I still have a small group of paper books in my closet. But as I read them, I give them away.
at least you still have a way to read all the books you love ^_^
I fought this for years, I railed on the superiority of physical books. I finally gave in and haven’t looked back
My kindle has a backlight for reading in the dark without a lamp.
My kindle lets me look up words to expand my vocabulary
My kindle lets me clip quotes I like and saves them in a journal
My kindle links to good books to log my reading
My kindle allows me to carry 50 books in my back pocket.
Love my kindle!
Generally, I prefer physical, but with my special needs armful, and doctors appointments all the time, my kindle is very handy
Any way to read is a good way to read
audio books so i can listen while i work
I can not have someone else interpreting voices and characters
I’ve tried audio books and its very difficult for me to focus with it. But its great that you can. I wish I could so I could put some on at work like you do
I almost exclusively read fiction and listen to non fiction.
I think listening to non fiction would put me to sleep lol
@Anita I find it very engaging to listen to history or science stuff while I’m driving
@Ric hmmm?? I will have to try it again amd see what happens
@Anita I couldn’t sit around the house and listen to an audio book but it works well while driving
Ebooks all the way! I haven’t read a physical book in many yrs.
I’m partial to both.
I have an iPad with hoopla and kindle on it. But paper is always good
Any way as long as it’s cost effective. So basically that limits me to e books and op shop finds
I agree any way to read is good. And that makes sense
I prefer my phone actually
I like holding a book. Its a satisfying feeling ^_^
i couldn’t agree more!
it puts a smile on my face
Physical copy is my preference, I’m more likely to finish the book that way.
Prefer physical but will use digital for space saving purposes
so many books not enough room lol
Physical or audio. I recently contacted Mindori Snyder, a favorite author of mine because I can’t find an audio version of her book, The Innamorati. It turns out there isn’t one available, but she’s been approached by an audiobook company.
I have a hard time with audio. It turns into background noise for me and I space out. I need to be reading it to understand what is going on
I zone out without background noise and don’t stay on task. I get my chores done and I carve wood with books going and my focus is effective. I am a bit adhd tho.
For me its because I listen to music all the time with earphones in as background noise, so when I try audio I unintentionally do the same thing and lose focus on the book. When I am physically reading a book the focus is there.
I have ADHD and I’m the exact same, I literally listen to books constantly throughout the day
Physical there’s nothing like flipping a page on a good book.
I second that ^_^
Audiobooks for work trips in the car. Hard copies the rest of time.
Dude I was always against audiobooks for some reason. I would say I just couldn’t listen to someone read. Then I finally got one. Now my Pandora NEVER gets used. ????
The narrator can make or break even a great book is the the only down side.
sadly I have a hard time focusing on audio books 🙁
I hated them at at frist. Ready player one narrated by Wil Wheaton sold me.
Its a concentration issue sadly
I should listen to audiobooks
PHYSICAL PHYSICAL PHYSICAL
Im going to guess you like a physical copy lol
Yeah, I really don’t like Kindle
I just dont want another screen to look at
Kindle now. Because I have one really bad eye so I can make the font bigger and have a black background with white words.
I prefer books. I love the smell of the glue and paper, the feeling of the texture against my fingers. I love the physical weight of a book. I love seeing the words in print.
That said I will also listen to audio books and read from electronic devices. Love of books knows no limits.
On the downside of books, the print is small and I can see a time coming when that will be a hindrance and I may wish to have the ebooks simply because of that. But reading a screen isn’t always best for me either. Let’s hope there is another option in the future.
Kindle app on my phone so I can read in the dark without bothering my hubby.
That is very thoughtful. Isn’t it too small on a phone though?
@Anita aw, well thank you!
Surprisingly It really isn’t though, I do everything else on my iPhone so I guess I’m just used to it! ?
@Briana lol that does make sense then.
I love physical books but have a kindle because it is convenient…also have audible..
Whatever I can get my hands on. I am unbiased. I find I get lots and lots of freebies through my Kindle, but I do like to go to used book stores a lot. Also there is nothing like the smell of a brand new book. I’m just ProBook.
Im pro reading lol. Any form of reading is a win ^_^
Physical copy at home audiobook for the car
audio books are too hard for me 🙁
I’ve run out of shelf space years ago, so I’m onboard with the Kindle. A nice leather case makes it feel like a book in your hand.
If I really, really love a book, I’ll pick it up in hardcover down the road, just to have it on my shelf. ?
Im iffy on a kindle due to me not wanting to have yet another screen to look at. (I look at a screen all day for work)
I know that feeling. Between work computer, phone, Kindle, tablet, etc., it’s a nice change to read an actual book with no screen.
I have the Paperwhite, so at least it is just black “ink” on white screen, and you can adjust the brightness and font size as you go.
All the screens just give me a headache so just being able to read with a physical book is very satisfying ^_^
My Kindle case.
Physical, definitely….but audio is great when I have to do certain things like folding laundry, washing dishes, etc…. this way I don’t have to put the book down.
Audio is hard for me due to if I listen to it it turns to background noise and cant focus on it 🙁
As long as it has words I don’t mind
Any form of reading is good ^_^
I prefer physical but have moved to kindle as it’s more sustainable. I’m quite enjoying it. Easy to take a thousand books with me everywhere ?
Reading in any form is good just as long as you read ^_^
I NEED a book in my hands <3 to hold it - and smell it. The story has to have a body. <3
I completely agree
I am a both kinda guy but in my line of work a kindle is much safer and durable
What line of work are you in?
Navy, my kindles waterproof and shock proof. Books are to precious to be handled outside the ship.
Ah. Then that makes complete sense as to why a kindle is much safer. Yes books are precious
A physical copy in my hand makes me smile ^_^
Physical books keep a smile on mu face ^_^
I like the weight and feel of a book ^_^
@Anita, can’t forget the smell!
@Alyssa oh yes the smell too!! I also like that its something that isnt technology related. Its just paper ^_^
I like both. Buy love physical better. Plus easier take notes. I’m working on my first book
I prefer the physical book. Nothing like holding the book, etc. However due to my eyesight, the Kindle makes reading easier with its font control and background light.
If its due to eyesight I can understand it. Glad you are still able to enjoy reading ^_^
Physical all the way. Digital books with Kindle are destroying book stores. 🙁 So I won’t support them at all.
I can see the convenience of digital books but its just another screen. I already look at too many screens as it is
Ebooks on my phone and IPad that’s it. If it’s physical I don’t want to see it
How come you dont want to see it if its physical?
I like to read things made of paper
Audio on my way to work. But between those two options…. kindle.
Physical all the way
I love a real book. Especially hardbound.
Hard cover is the best. I usually get paper back though due to the pricing lol
Physical hardbacks…. but I have been traveling alot for work and have been getting into audible. It’s awesome if the narrator is good
I find audible too difficult. I listen to them but then forget easily what I just listened to
Try Ray Porter. He’s the absolute best
Kindle paperwhite.. I’ve got kids so my son would destroy all my hard copies ?? terrible twos at its finest
at least there is an alternative to hard copies so you are still able to read ^_^
both physical and overdrive epub, i will often check out the ebook and read it on my phone on the loooooooong commute to and from work then switch to paper at home
very interesting. Whichever way works that lets you read is good ^_^
Audible. Shoulder pain makes it difficult for me to read for long periods with books or tablets.
aww im sorry about the shoulder pain. Thats good though that there is audible so you can still enjoy books
Nothing better for shoulder pain than a massage
Physical copy. Light on any type of kindle hurts my eyes.
you should try overdrive on an android device, you can set it to white, parchment tan and black background and adjust screen light levels
My kindle has no light
aww that sucks :(. Would you prefer a kindle though if they didnt hurt your eyes?
A Paperwhite, voyage or Oasis does not have an lcd screen like a phone, comp, or tablet.
Audible, I can’t read books for health reasons
woohoo!! Physicaly books put a smile on my face ^_^
Paperbacks or Kindle if the physical book text is too small
The options are endless in what we can use to read a book ^_^
E books ftw
I don’t have time to read. Audiobooks.
whichever way works that lets you still enjoy books is great ^_^
When it comes to actual reading, I have no preference. I use a tablet or my phone a lot simply because I have all my favourite books on there. If I’m trying a series or author for the first time, it will usually be a physical book because I bought it cheap in a charity shop or from a second-hand seller and if it’s a DNF, I can just give it back.
oooo nice so you are open to any option just as long as you can still read?
Always prefer a physical book but kindle is easier for me to take out and about as I finish books so fast and can just move onto the next one ? plus I find books on there I would never look at in a shop
I’ve noticed I associate books with the cover. Seeing a cover from thirty years ago brings the book floodng back into my memory. Conversely, I struggle to recall ebooks because I’ve no “hook” to hang the memory of the book on.
that makes complete sense and I cant relate to late.
Both. But there’s nothing like a real book
The physical book always wins it for me ^_^
Always a real book for me
same here. ^_^ Keeps a smileon my face
A real book? Real ebook or real physical book?
Don’t have space for books anymore and travel for work so easier to take the kindle
Whichever way works that lets you read still is fantastic. The kindle is a nice option so all your books are literally at your fingertips
have really swapped over fully to kindle
Kindle app on phone
On my phone. Way more convenient.
I’ve come around to ebooks. The convenience won me over.
Both, but there is something to having the physical book in your hands! It’s just a nicer feeling.
Kindle and audio
I prefer the physical copy but do have the kindle app on my tablet it’s easier to use while traveling or at work.
Both! I can read two books at once and it’s easier for me to distinguish between the two or keep each book from melting into the other.
I do both
Physical is preferred.
I actually prefer physical, but these days I find the convenience of the Kindle winning out.
Audio and paper
Physical for sure, I love the tactile nature of books, the smell of a new book, the weight of it in your hands, the turning of the pages as you continue along the adventure
Kindle! Then I can get the next in the series. If I read books I would not have room for anything else. I love a real book but I sold out to read to my hearts content!
Both. But ereaders are now too convenient to pass up