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Old 06-13-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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When you are reading a book, what is your preferred format?

If on the beach, near water or in other public area where if I don't care if it gets misplaced or not - paper
For most of my reading e-book
When exercising, doing work around the house, playing computer games or yard work audiobooks.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:33 PM
 
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Paper. By far. The other choices are distant, distant second.

I suppose audiobooks would be next, but often I can't listen to them as I drift off. So if it's one where I can remain engaged, I've enjoyed them, but I still prefer to read them on paper.

E-book is only as a last resort.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Kindle always. I used to carry a ton of books and magazines with me. It's all in one little Kindle now, and I love having a library at my disposal.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:38 PM
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Paper. I guess I'm just old fashioned that way.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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You don't need a power source (either a direct plug in or battery charger) to read a paper book. Well, maybe you need a candle in the dark. Paper books don't tend to get electronic software troubles either. If the print is legible on the paper, you can always access it. Paper books aren't delicate. You can drop them, stuff them in convenient places, not worry as much about theft. Just don't forget one in your laundry bag and run them through a washing machine.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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lately, audiobooks.
our library lends them like regular books.
also, since the weather is really nice right now,
i find i only read "paper" books at the beach/lake/whatever.
have a Kindle and Nook i have not used this year. they were fun at first,
but i frequently touch those places on the screen that disturbs the experience,
and i have to turn them off to start all over again, so i left them OFF.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:05 PM
 
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For me all three have their place. I read mostly paper and ebooks and use audio books when I'm driving long distances. I was anti ebook for the longest time but I have to admit now that it's convenient. I also love being able to read the next book in the series immediately instead of having to wait to get a paper copy.

I also am running out of room in my house for physical books. I have floor to ceiling bookshelves in a couple of rooms and a few smaller bookshelves scattered throughout the house. The ebooks are definitely a space saver.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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General (and genre) fiction, ebook by far. Image-heavy or technical books, usually paper. I am not a huge audiobook fan, usually I find that the narrator gets in the way of the text. That said, I have some "old favorite" books I listen to while beading or knitting.

Having moved 4 times in 15 years, the massive library of books was one of the first things we decided we could get by without. Plus the ability to change the font type and size is a massive help to me, as I have serious eye issues. Before the last round of surgeries, even large print books would not have been large enough.

I love my Kindle Oasis and have had a Kindle of some sort since they first came out. My library of books is backed up on my computer and on my backup drive, so I am not particularly worried about losing books.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:25 PM
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Paper books. My favorite. And I have a ton. Of course, once read, I usually donate or re-sell them. Kindle is the second best way, but it gives me eye strain if I read more than a half hour. Not a fan of audiobooks unless we are taking a rare long road trip. But it had better be an exciting book because most of them lull me into sleep mode.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:29 PM
 
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I'd rather curl up with a book than a Nook.
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