Paperback or Kindle?

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    Do you prefer old-fashioned books or are you a Kindle person?
     
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    I used to be hardback/paperback...

    But over the years it's just so damned convenient. I don't use a Kindle device, but do use the Kindle app. No my current reading material is with me where ever I go.


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    Kindle ♥
     
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    A book.
     
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    Hard cover, first edition is the best in my opinion. Signed? Even better.
     
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    Like WorldWatcher, I used to be all paper books. I never was a fan of hardcover though, I always much preferred paperback. Eventually storage became an issue, and I got a Kindle. I'm glad I did. It is much more comfortable to read a Kindle, or similar device, than a book in most ways. Turning pages is easier, ereaders do not have to be held open (which makes them easier to read 1-handed), and so much space can be freed up where the books used to go.

    Ereader screens are very similar to book pages, too. I haven't tried a back-lit reader, so I don't know how well those work. I do think that using a clip on book-reading light, as I do, is more convenient with an ereader than a paper book, though.
     
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    I get tired when I read a book, but on a Kindle I hardly last 3 pages. Not sure why
     
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    I like the way books 'find' me when I walk into a second hand bookshop.
     
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    Bit with a book, there's something about making the half way mark, or counting the pages till the end of the chapter; to see if you can stay awake just long enough to make it... Plus, a book never goes dead.
     
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    used books are cheaper than ebooks
     

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