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Old 08-28-2013, 12:06 AM
 
Location: State of Grace
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Morning all!

This is Mahrie's husband - Darling (cute, eh?)

I was wondering if the bulk of the readers of this forum are die hard printed book fans or if many or most have migrated to the ipad (or other similar internet connected pads) for reading?

Where are you situated in this modern (good or maybe not) era?
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:10 AM
 
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Real books, Kindle on my Kindle, Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer, iPhone and iPad. Nook on the iPad as well and the books thingy that came on the iPhone and iPad when I bought them.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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mostly paperbacks. cheap, old, used, yellowing paged from amazon or abebooks. the odd former library copy hardcover now and again for $1.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:00 AM
 
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Library books. No batteries required. Free (considering I already "paid" once for them via taxes). More selection. More durable.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Both. Hardcovers from the library and ebooks on the kindle for commuting.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:58 PM
 
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Bibliofile all the way...the printed word sans tech is all......reading is also a deeply aesthetic experience....
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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I have a Samsung tablet that I LOVE, I used to have a house full of books and I'm trying to downsize for an eventual move and possible fulltime in small travel trailer so going digital for books is a must.

I currently work part time as a patient sitter (mostly psych patients) and often the lights need to be out but I can still read because it's back lit. Plus I can clean it as I leave the room unlike a book.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Location: Location
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Darling, I read everything. e-readers, print books, (hard-, soft-cover). Also ingredients lists and nutrition information on food packages. Also newspapers, magazines, traffic signs, maps, menus, - need I go on?

Reading is reading. The medium is NOT the message.

If you check, you will find other threads on this subject that will give you a clear picture of the dichotomy between the "I just like reading" and the "I'll never read anything except print books" responders.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I travel a lot so use a Kindle. I still have two bookcases filled with books though. Many are books I still intend to read - at home. Many have photos or drawings which are useless on a Kindle. Others are reference books.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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I love reading once again since I've gotten my Kindle.
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