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Hello everyone, would like to get your thoughts as it is obvious that so many here read a lot. So do you prefer Kindle to a real book. For myself I love to be able to get a book within seconds, but it doesn't feel right. I love to handle and touch a book, I even love the smell of a book, but the convenience of carrying many books even on a phone is also tremendously convenient. What are your thoughts

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I recently "rooted" (overrode the original programming) of my Nook and can now read not only Nook, but Kindle as well. It essentially works as a very inexpensive Android tablet. As such I can carry around a very large library while at home I have my regular copies to actually hold and cuddle. As sometimes says both are good.

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I love the thought of cuddling a book, Kindle or Nook don't evoke those sentiments do they? It's amazing how fond we can be of our books, however I suppose we have to look at the greater picture, more environmentally friendly and the inevitable clearing out will be a lot easier and less traumatic.

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I have a nook, and really enjoy the being able to have multiple books, not to mention all my scriptures, lesson manuals, conference talks, and church magazines with me at all times.

I do love my books too though, and can't imagine ever getting rid of them.

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Hello everyone, would like to get your thoughts as it is obvious that so many here read a lot. So do you prefer Kindle to a real book. For myself I love to be able to get a book within seconds, but it doesn't feel right. I love to handle and touch a book, I even love the smell of a book, but the convenience of carrying many books even on a phone is also tremendously convenient. What are your thoughts

My thoughts are whatever works for you. Bound books replaced scrolls for a reason. I am of a generation that didn't have books on a screen and I don't like it. I want to use my highlighters and make margin notes of my own and I like the looks of books on the shelf. But if somebody else says a new way is better, that's great.

Last night I was reading a thick book in bed and having difficulty getting the light to shine enough near the binding. Maybe electronic books would be better for lying down? I'll bet you can lie down in the dark. read until you're sleepy, and then not have to roll over to turn off the light. I would love that. Sometimes I want to fall asleep in my recliner and the lights are on the ceiling. I have to get up to turn off the light or cover my eyes somehow. Okay...I am seeing the value.

What about numbers of pages? Do these electronic books keep a correspondence to the numbering of a bound book after which it is copied? I have been writing down every book I finish with numbers of pages read since 1985, the year I graduated from college. Heh, finally I could start my education. Sometimes my very motive for reading is in anticipation of the fun of adding a new book to the list and recalculating my statistics. How does page numbering work?

3DOP

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Probably the numbering is different, I am no techno, but sometimes I go to bed and read from my phone, nice and light in both ways, I have several versions of the Bible on there as well as other spiritual reading, but absolutely love my real Bibles and my daily Missal, so I guess it will be a mixture for me.

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My son gave me a Sony reader when my wife was in the hospital and I spent the better part of 4 months sitting in her hospital room. It was convenient to be able to carry a library in my hand. I find that for non-fiction reading I prefer a book as I like to go back to previously read material when my mind makes connections and I found that to be more difficult with the electronic books. Perhaps it was the equipment and my inability to use it effectivly.

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I enjoy both. I use a Kindle product when I am reading for pleasure and for trips where heavy books are a nuisance. However, I prefer books. My library is one of my greatest treasures. Each book has a reason for being there and each has a value to me. Though I have collected antique books for decades I love a paperback also. I like books that I can mark up as a read them so that I can go back and reread those passages that have touched me or made an impression on me. Use both as you see fit and enjoy the freedom/flexibility that a Kindle gives you, but the special books will always be found on your bookshelf at home.

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My thoughts are whatever works for you. Bound books replaced scrolls for a reason. I am of a generation that didn't have books on a screen and I don't like it. I want to use my highlighters and make margin notes of my own and I like the looks of books on the shelf. But if somebody else says a new way is better, that's great.

Last night I was reading a thick book in bed and having difficulty getting the light to shine enough near the binding. Maybe electronic books would be better for lying down? I'll bet you can lie down in the dark. read until you're sleepy, and then not have to roll over to turn off the light. I would love that. Sometimes I want to fall asleep in my recliner and the lights are on the ceiling. I have to get up to turn off the light or cover my eyes somehow. Okay...I am seeing the value.

What about numbers of pages? Do these electronic books keep a correspondence to the numbering of a bound book after which it is copied? I have been writing down every book I finish with numbers of pages read since 1985, the year I graduated from college. Heh, finally I could start my education. Sometimes my very motive for reading is in anticipation of the fun of adding a new book to the list and recalculating my statistics. How does page numbering work?

3DOP

No fun to highlight an ereader.... One drawback I have from reading in bed is I have a tendency to fall asleep and conking myself.

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My thoughts are whatever works for you. Bound books replaced scrolls for a reason. I am of a generation that didn't have books on a screen and I don't like it. I want to use my highlighters and make margin notes of my own and I like the looks of books on the shelf. But if somebody else says a new way is better, that's great.

Last night I was reading a thick book in bed and having difficulty getting the light to shine enough near the binding. Maybe electronic books would be better for lying down? I'll bet you can lie down in the dark. read until you're sleepy, and then not have to roll over to turn off the light. I would love that. Sometimes I want to fall asleep in my recliner and the lights are on the ceiling. I have to get up to turn off the light or cover my eyes somehow. Okay...I am seeing the value.

What about numbers of pages? Do these electronic books keep a correspondence to the numbering of a bound book after which it is copied? I have been writing down every book I finish with numbers of pages read since 1985, the year I graduated from college. Heh, finally I could start my education. Sometimes my very motive for reading is in anticipation of the fun of adding a new book to the list and recalculating my statistics. How does page numbering work?

3DOP

I maybe older than dirt, but I like my Nook. You can get small lightweight lighting attachments for your paper books.

Page numbering can be different. On my Nook I can adjust font size. So I don't have to wear my glasses while reading in bed.

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