How do you prefer to read "books" now?
1)Real, tangible paper/hardback
2)Digital means -- Kindle (version?), Nook, Tablet, Computer, etc.?
For those using digital, please share what you have -- advantages/disadvantages. One of our sons is really hoping for a Kindle Fire once the price drops that he's saving towards.
I have definitely favoured paper books, but that is mostly due to availability and cost. I can get books from my library, pretty much every book I want to read, and usually within a pretty quick time, as long as I stick to paper. Our library doesn't have much in the way of electronic yet, and I prefer to read for free if I can. But I have read a bit on my Kindle and I do enjoy that too. I like the convenience of not having to turn the page (just press a button), and I like that no pages blow so I can hold it with one hand and walk. But the convenience of paper is still winning.
I read on my Kindle 95% of the time. I read on my iPhone Kindle app if I don't have my Kindle with me for some reason ( and that is rare).
When I was pumping a lot for Luke, I would read on the Kindle pc app while pumping. I have read 1 'paper' book in the last 3 years. lol
I put a lot of research into which e-reader to get and I chose the kindle for a few reasons. I do swagbucks so I get a lot of amazon gift cards. I like to use those for new books. The research showed that Kindle customer service was awesome. I have had to call them twice and both times they had a new Kindle out to me 2-day mail. No problems at ALL. I also like that if you accidentally purchase a book, you have 7 days to ask for a refund. There is a button to click on the amazon page that processes the refund even, so no contacting customer service needed. Other E-reader sources do not offer that service.
I love being being able to get a book in seconds. If I finish the 3rd in a series at 10 pm, I can start the next one right then and not have to go shopping. It's not so great on our budget though lol
I haven't bought a "paper" book since I got my Kindle. Love it! And love the Kindle app on my phone, which is great for always having something to read when waiting anywhere. I love my instant gratification, but need to make sure I don't go crazy with the ease of click and buy!
Originally Posted by celticbandgeek
exactly! I can say that the only things I buy for myself are scrapbook stuff and books, but dang it, those can both be expensive hobbies. lol
Both? Probably fave is still an actual book. There's just nothing like it to me. Plus our library has a great selection so I rarely need to actually buy a book unless I want to. On the other hand my Kindle is super handy, especially when traveling. I used to take 5-6 books for a week long excursion...now I just take my kindle! Plus the free books are great for finding new authors to read!