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    QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Or do you still insist on paperback?
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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Someone bought me a Kindle once... It got refunded.
    I absolutely hated the idea of a large piece of glass like that getting broken in a bag or something... Still do.

    I have learned to cope with smartphones, and just in time for the release of several books published by friends of mine, none of which were made available on paper...!!
    Doing it this way, I can carry a load of books with me on the phone and they read well on the app. The app being free helps, though.

    I don't have an especial preference when it comes to novels and I'll buy whichever version is to hand at the time, but reference books, technical manuals and anything with large images, diagrams and the like still work better on paper.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Really depends on what I'm doing with it. I tend to prefer text books / technical stuff in real life format as I have a very visual memory and so if I can't quite remember something I'll often remember the layout of the page it's on and so flicking through can help me find something very fast. You just can't flick as fast through digital. There are also some text books which I have digital in order that I have access to them all the time on my phone. For example the British National Formulary (drugs bible - you can never find one when you need it) and a GP manual which is great when someone is coming along with some disease that you're supposed to know about...

    If it's a book where I'm likely to want to look things up then I much prefer digital. This is usually things like foreign translations where cultural references, etc need looking up (Metro series, for example) or philosophy or physics books. You can look stuff up very quickly using the e-reader software and it makes it a lot easier. The other kind of e-books I have are ones that were free or dirt cheap.

    I also listen to audio books, so just now I was busy doing housework (yey) whilst listening to The Gulag Archipelago. They're useful for making mindless tasks less mindless but a pain in that in order to pay attention whatever I'm doing has to be utterly brainless.

    I did once read an entire book (So Long and Thanks For All The Fish) on a mobile phone (an Orange SPV C550 with a 2.2" 320x240 screen) back in the day but that's when my eyesight was good... in fact, thinking about it, I may have a clue as to what ruined my vision...

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    As far as regular books go, no i dont. I have preferred to watch the movie instead ever since i was a child.

    When it comes to other types of books though(how to's, beginner guides, comics and so on) i do read/watch a lot of those.
    And i blame Humble Bundle for my collection's size

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    I've thought about trying a Kindle, but the idea that getting caught short on the A303 and having to jump behind a bush, then wipe my behind with a touch screen has put me off somewhat.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Yes. E-ink is brilliant. Wouldn't read on a standard LCD though.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Yes, only ebooks, everyday.Reading is so much comfortable, and it help to save trees :-)

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Other half had an eink kindle for a while, was fantastic, but the screen packed up eventually. She still reads on her tablet now, and she doesn't seem to complain.

    I don't read enough really to make a comment. If I do read fiction, it's in paper form. Non-fiction is usually on screen. News etc I'll happily read on my phone, but anything that requires flicking through I'll do at a desk on a monitor.

    Ever since I learnt to turn down the brightness on my monitor, it's been far more enjoyable to use as a reading format.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Nope. Now digital comics is an entirely different story.....

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Yep, had a Nook which I wore out and is now replaced with a Kindle. I get through a lot of books, nice to not have to physically deal with that volume.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Yes, I have a Kindle Paperwhite and have well over a hundred books on it so far. I was afraid of dropping it when I first got it so purchased a padded "wrap around" case by Teknek on Ebay for £3.99 and two years later the Kindle is still completely undamaged despite being dropped a few times and even took a spill down the stairs. If I was still collecting paperbacks I would be well onto my third double depth tall bookcase by now.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Yep on my second Kindle now.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Read ebooks? Yup.

    Read paper books? Yup.

    Love both. But at different times.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Still love reading good old fashioned hard backs and paper backs...Tried a kindly but maybe it's just my eyes I could not get used to it...

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Meant Kindle...

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    Re: QOTW: Do you read digital books?

    Quote Originally Posted by MORDIMER View Post
    Yes, only ebooks, everyday.Reading is so much comfortable, and it help to save trees :-)
    I think it cost more than trees to make a kindle

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