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What do you prefer? eBook or hard book?

Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by coolblues, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. seethavarma

    seethavarma Gold IL'ite

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    I have a big collection of books in my shelf,neatly displayed ,which catch the eye of anybody who enters my house!
    I love hardbooks as E-books are not going to help my eyes in long run!
    Dont want to trouble my eyes,will carry the hard books for the same reason!!!!!
     
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  2. Onesweetlife

    Onesweetlife Gold IL'ite

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    hardbooks for fictions and normal reading

    and for recipes and other practical books, i prefer e-books as it has the advantage of "search" option :)

    quite lazy in running through pages. While in MBA, i preferred soft copy of books for this simple reason. Moreover, it was available free of cost. :)

    Cheers
    Sweetlife
     
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  3. coolblues

    coolblues Platinum IL'ite

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    Even thought i dont have much space to get hard books, i end up buying and whenever i read a book, i love the smell of freshly printed crisp pages...!

    Ebooks are convenient and at times i have ended up printing some of them! ! :) (I know all ecologists are frowning at me! )

    :)
     
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  4. deepd

    deepd Gold IL'ite

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    Well I dont like ebooks. I have kindle as well as ipad, but dont get the feel of the hard copy book while reading ebooks.So i prefer hard copy books :)
     
  5. Alyssum

    Alyssum Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi
    I am happy to read hard copy.
    I would like to underline my favorite sentences.
    I put some leaves in the books.

    Sometimes, I read through ebooks also comfortable because lot of benefits. (search the meaning and references easily, like this….)
    ebooks has main advantage is reduce the carrying baggage.

    :)Both of them are good as per our convenient.

    Thank you.
     
  6. vidhya3b

    vidhya3b IL Hall of Fame

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    Hard copy ofcourse!!!

    But still I cant afford to buy all books.. so ebook is better in that case...
     
  7. marulamuniya

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    Wow.. it's always been a question in my mind as well.
    I use both equally and conveniently and I don't know which side to take.

    I do have a good collection of books in my shelf. And I do have a huuuge collection of ebooks be it technical or non technical. Storage wise ebooks win over the other. But as someone has already mentioned the look of a nicely arranged book shelf itslef a good feeling :)

    So what am I saying?? I still don't know what do I prefer as long as I like what I'm reading it doesn't really matter much to me..

    cheers,
    Ani
     
  8. Rodrigues

    Rodrigues Bronze IL'ite

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    hard copy,..ebook stresses me out...hard copy, I get the real feel of reading a book,..
     
  9. Andrea4

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    If I am at home and bring a wonderful book from bookshelf, it is good, I prefer a paperbook.

    But if I want to read romances, textbooks (especially when travelling e. g. by train) the e-book is more practical in my opinion. In addition to e-books are cheaper.
    I love my kindle :)
     
  10. iswaryadevi

    iswaryadevi Platinum IL'ite

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    Great thread coolblues!! :thumbsup

    I think a real book wins hands down! The feel of touch, the smell of the pages, sitting on a couch with a mug of coffee, some snacks and reading our favorite novel can never be replaced by an e-novel :)
     

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