Did you ever try and share books with your friends and relatives with an ereader? Doesn't happen. Hardcovers or paperbacks may be more expensive but when you consider the "share factor", they are much cheaper and more fun to read.
hear, hear, Tom! I have an ebook reader, I use it, but it simply is Not the same asDid you ever try and share books with your friends and relatives with an ereader? Doesn't happen. Hardcovers or paperbacks may be more expensive but when you consider the "share factor", they are much cheaper and more fun to read.
How many of you feel e books can replace the normal books.. i feel all the gadgets and apps in the market are just there to facilitate/enhance the reading.I personally feel none of the e-books nor the apps can ever replace the pleasure that a reader derives from reading a book by holding it in hand.
I must also say this the it is quite impossible to carry all your books when you travel. this is a point where the e-books and readers come in handy.
I own a Kindle. It s very useful i admit but never can replace a book. Earlier all the member s of a book club forum meet up at least once in a month to discuss a book they have read. This not only develops the other readers' knowledge about a book's existence but it also helps in face to face interaction. These online communities have made this easy. Apart from online communities there many apps that aid this purpose. With apps like LiveAlbum(LiveAlbum) (which is not an app for book reading) you can at least share the books you have read and discuss through comments.
So what is your say on this?
It is a sad day for me. I realized that I am beginning to lose my enjoyment of regular paper books. The last 4 or 5 books I read were on an e-reader and I guess it sort of institutionalized me or something. I had forgotten how difficult it is to read certain books and eat at the same time. The flipping things won't stay open. Just when you get the saltshaker positioned right to hold the book open, it's time to turn the page and set the whole thing up again. You feel bad touching the pages with your greasy, buttery, crumby fingers. They won't wipe clean!
I still like them. I like to look at them on a shelf. I like to see the spines and titles and authors all lined up neatly in the real world, instead of cyberspace. I just don't really like reading them anymore.
lol I resisted getting a reader for a long time because well it wasn't a BOOK! but then I realised I can put an entire library in one slim light easy to carry reader and I was hooked.
I get that, but the reason I got a kindle to begin with is because my wife is a bit of a clean freak and books are too much "clutter" for her to handle. We just redecorated our home office and, unsurprisingly, all of my books have ended up in the donation pile. I miss the book shelves, but my two year old son wreaked havoc on it anyway.
Mobile phones wiped out landlines and tablets are gradually replacing desk tops so I think e books will be all we have soon. We will get used to reading them.