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Old 03-12-2016, 01:30 AM

How do you read your books?
Do you like to hold an actual book in your hands and flip through the pages?
Or perhaps you have an e-reader, kindle, or some other electronic device to read books on?
Or do you like to hear books read aloud to you, like using audible?

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Old 03-12-2016, 09:32 AM

For the most part I read paperbacks, but I buy those second hand usually.
I'm buying more and more books for my kindle app on my cellphone. It's a MUCH cheaper option here, especially for new releases, and it's a lot easier to move them around (I shift house quite a lot). It's interesting watching my physical book collection dwindle and my ebook collection grow as I go through uni.

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Old 03-13-2016, 04:27 PM

I like physical copies of books and digital versions.
Digital brings forth a lot of convenience for me, including saving space at home, saving money, and it's portability(I read via my phone.)
I've never had an interest in Audio books though, as I take a lot of pleasure in reading things with my own idea of the sounds of characters voices or the tone of the narrator. So often times, audio books don't sound how I would have expected them to sound.

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Old 03-22-2016, 04:09 PM

I definitely like to hold a real book. I like the smell owo

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Old 03-22-2016, 04:11 PM

I like reading hardback books .

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Old 04-13-2016, 07:59 PM

I much prefer an actual physical book in my hand. They smell good. You don't need to worry about getting to a plug if your tablet, kindle, phone is dying. And let's face it. If its a good book you're going to be reading longer than those electronics with surprisingly short batteries life contain. okay true. not everyone reads a book in a day like I tend to. ... or read while cooking... and changing diapers. and.. okay yeah I can multi task way to well when i'm reading.

I tried audio books and i just zone out and don't take in any of the book. lol... and i read faster than the reader does.

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Old 04-14-2016, 05:00 PM

Reading while changing a diaper? HOW!?

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Old 04-14-2016, 05:11 PM

Oh its super easy. You put the book on the floor by their head. xD I mean especially if its a pee, little harder if its poop.

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Old 06-09-2016, 12:49 AM

I love reading actual hard copies of books but I find it hard to do. For some reason when I am reading a book book everyone thinks they can interupt me and bug me to do this and that or other stuff. When I have my phone or iPad stuck to my face everyone leaves me alone. Plus I like reading at night before bed or in the middle of the night if I can't sleep so the soft glow from whatever device I'm on dosen't keep my sig other up like if I have the overhead light on, and it's easier than using a flashlight.(Like I used to do when I was a kid and couldn't sleep and was sent back to bed.) Only time I read a book book now is if it isn't in ebook form.

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Old 06-11-2016, 12:17 AM

i used to read by the light of the nightlight ^^;;

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Old 06-11-2016, 12:40 AM

I typically used daylight to read. Not much of a night reader myself.

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Old 06-11-2016, 01:44 AM

if its a good book. i can't put it down..... until i close the back cover.

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Old 08-05-2016, 02:16 AM

I like both the physical copies and the digital. For some reason I was never really able to get into audio books.

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Old 08-08-2016, 02:16 PM

I can't do audio books either. I just stop paying attention and it becomes background noise. xD

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Old 08-12-2016, 01:18 AM

I agree. I do like having a book read to me while I am reading the words myself on a page though. I think it helps me absorb it more somehow, when I am both reading it with my eyes and hearing the words being said with my ears at the same time.

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Old 08-12-2016, 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Shadami View Post
I can't do audio books either. I just stop paying attention and it becomes background noise. xD
Saaaame. Which is weird because I'm also really into podcasts/audio dramas and I can really get into those. Then again those tend to be less dense word wise, if that makes any sense.

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Old 08-12-2016, 07:09 PM

I treasure the feeling I get when I finish a book, and I love every single turn of the page; so I have to have an actual book. I have so many books in my house we had to build an add on just for books. It makes sense that I love actual books, because I am a librarian after all hehe (or at least I will be when I'm done with college). Books mean the world to me, and I just feel the need to own them, own the physical copy of them.

The only time I feel the need for a digital book is when it comes to college textbooks. If I rent them from amazon they are so much more cheaper for the digital copy, and its easy to get rid of them when they are due back, they just get deleted from the Kindle.

I hate audio books, I just can't listen to them, it's so boring. If I want the book read to me I'll read it out loud myself.

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Old 08-19-2016, 09:50 PM

I love the smell and feel of an actual book but I resort to digital books for a few simple reasons. Books are bulky and I'm too lazy to carry a bag so I rather read on my phone during random situations; also: I ran out of bookshelf space. I doze off during audiobooks so those don't do it for me.

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Old 08-27-2016, 12:27 AM

the book is just more everything for me. i agree with pretty much everything being said. xD

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Old 08-31-2016, 02:19 PM

Honestly, while I love the idea of an audio book, hearing problems plus attention problems equal nothing good for retaining what's read to me. It's less of a problem with podcasts, because those are usually shorter and more of a performance, which equals more vocal projecting.

And as much as I love physical copies of books, I tend to use e-readers almost exclusively these days. It's so much easier to carry hundreds of books with me, and cheaper to buy the books I want. Also I read quickly, so battery issues generally aren't.

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Old 09-04-2016, 10:14 AM

I prefer having the physical book in hand and turning the pages.
It just feels good and enjoyable to me.

I have used and ebook before, but i couldn't enjoy it as much and i don't mind the audible ones, but i truly prefer having a physical book in my hand.

I want to make my own library eventually.

 


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