I'm old school! I'm more comfortable with a book & I find ereading gets tiresome quickly!
I love my Kindle Paperwhite!
I highly recommend the Paperwhite!! One of the best purchases I've ever made.
Like the tactile aspect of books, they are asthetically pleasing. Also love how finite. When you've consumed a book, it consumes a time and place, you can pick it up and that package has a specific meaning.
Like ereading for a very different purpose: that it's an infinite resource.
I used to prefer physical books, but now prefer e-books, for multiple reasons. The most practical of which is that I wear bifocals. With e-books, I can just increase the font size. With real books I increasingly need to supplement with a magnifying glass.
It's also handy, for the weight of one book, I can carry around hundreds of books in memory, with immediate access to millions more anywhere with an internet connection.
It depends. When reading fiction, definitely turning the real pages is where I like to be but doing research for fun , I prefer computer allowing me to flip with hyperlinks,
With research , it is the content I am after, with a novel it is the inner feel I seek . To be captured within the pages and smell the action in the print.
Each has pros and cons.
eReading is great because I always have a book with me (in my phone) and I can always get a new book once I’ve finished the last one. I can read in the dark, and I can hold the “book” and turn pages with one hand.
But I lose a sense of place in the book. I have a friend doing her PhD research on this, and in general people don’t remember chronology in a plot as well as for paper books. This accords with my own experience. On top of that, there’s something nostalgic and comfortable about holding a paper book.
Finally, when I’m reading a paper book people actually know I’m reading and not just catching up on Facebook (or Agnostic.com). This matters for the example I’m setting for my children. But it doesn’t seem to affect men I don’t know who think that me reading is an opportunity to talk to me.
My eyes are too weak now.I listen to books on tape or cd and reserve my eyes for instruction books. These days I walk around my house and look at all the books in every room and know that I will have to give them up pretty soon, or my heirs will have them carted out of the house when I am dead. Horrible thought!
I'm 99% ebook now. I'm collecting a very big library. I can read across several devices, carry as many books with me as I want, and even store on the cloud. I understand some people prefer books, but some arguments against ebooks are just silly. It's bad on your eyes! I've heard. Oh yeah, well turn the text size up. Anyway, you want hard to read, try those novels you buy with tiny text. Ruin your eyes. It doesn't feel real unless it's paper in my hand! Another claim. Oh come on. It's symbols going into your brain. How is irrelevant. I can imagine that back when they invented the printing press there were people going around and saying, 'No, unless it's a scroll, handwritten by monks in monasteries, it's just not the same!' Ooookayyy.
Wow! I'm shocked by all you book huggers here. And I thought you were all progressive types.