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Old 06-13-2019, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevadas (California)
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Kindle, it is much easier to hold, some books can be too heavy. Plus I can read in the middle of the night & not put the light on, & wake my husband. It is also great when traveling I can bring 10 books with me, at minimum weight.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Paper, for sure. I only use my Kindle when I'm on vacation.
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:30 AM
 
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Paper.


Old fashion is the best fashion.
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Paper.


Old fashion is the best fashion.

Yes, can't beat a REAL book.
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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I like the small of an actual book, but I prefer reading on my Kindle most of the time now. Less clutter and easier to bring when traveling.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Always Kindle. Lighter, smaller, easier to hold, built in light, adjustable text, and never lose my place in a book. Also, mine is waterproof so I don't need to worry about that - love reading my Kindle in my hot tub.
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Now that it's getting hotter, I sometimes have a backup library hard cover to take along and keep the kindle battery out of the heat.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:48 PM
 
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I love Audio books. I never liked listening to them in the car, because I couldn't concentrate on them. But once I got an iPod, I started listening at bed time and became hooked. With a superb narrator, an audio book is like a movie or a play in my mind. Skilled narrators can make the characters feel very real. I also like that I can listen while doing something like folding laundry, etc.

I still do have paper books; I like trade size paperbacks. And I own a large collection of cookbooks. I tried a Nook and it really wasn't for me.
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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trade size paperback...
I didn't know that term. Like that format size.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:46 PM
 
Location: The North Star State
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I prefer small, easy-to-hold paperbacks. Hardcovers are a pain in the ass.

I've never used a Kindle or the like. Nothing against them; I just have no particular desire to use one.

Audiobooks are great for long drives, or when I used to have an hour-long-each-way commute. Otherwise, I'd rather read.
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