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Reading Question

What format do you read books in these days? Paper version? eBook? Audiobook?



My answer: I tend to read everything in eBook format whenever possible. It’s easier for me to carry 4-5 books around with me when I’m out of the house and eBooks take up less space. I have both a Kindle app and a Nook app on my smartphone and don’t even use my Kindle anymore. I even curl up in bed and read on my phone.  Really! I also listen to a lot of audiobooks on my MP3 player.

And you?

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melissawyatt
May. 8th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
I am still having issues adapting to ebook format. I do love the capability of having a bunch of books with me at any time, the freedom of easily switching from one to another. But I hate that I can't easily flip through the pages. It seems like a small thing but it really bugs me. If I want to flip back to refer to something I read earlier in the book, I have to pull up the keyboard and try to remember keywords in order to find what I was thinking of.

And I'm currently struggling with selection. Ebooks do not lend themselves to browsing. You almost have to know what you want in order to get it, via word of mouth.

So pluses and minuses.
rowena_eureka
May. 8th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
The Unflippablity of eBooks
True, Melissa. I do get a bit frustrated with my eBooks sometimes when I want to flip through them. That's why I now love the books that have a table of contents because I can easily pull that up on an eBook.

I tend to choose books by: first word of mouth from blog posts, Facebook and book forums, then I look them up on Amazon, and then I read a sample. It's not exactly the same as flipping through them in a bookstore but it works for me.
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