did you ever try to kill a cockroach with an E-Book?
But I never tried to kill a cockroach with a traditional book, either.
That's what old newspapers, magazines and flyswatters are for.
There's a wise guy in every crowd (ok, I'll admit I laughed). Hammers work better on the roaches I used to get anyway (a book would just make them mad). You could throw a saddle on those suckers and ride them!
Wow, never thought of this as a "hot button" subject..
As for me, I love my Kindle and have bought some very well priced e books cheaper than most paper backs, however it will not stop me from reading a "real book"...
I like both..
Truth be told my husband bought one Kindle for both of us.. After reading my first book, I knew this was not going to work.. He would have to buy his OWN Kindle, and he did.. He now wonders why we waited so long..
I do find my Kindle is easier to read in bed.. I can lay on my side and hold it with one hand AND turn the pages.. I love it..
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How many of you really read a book more than once? My parents have shelves full of books in the living room and I don't think more than one or two have been touched in years.
I have neither an e-reader nor any physical books these days. As a youth I went to the library typically once or twice a day and checked out tons of books, but as an adult I don't read anything except magazines.
We fulltime and my wife reads.....reads a lot. She has over 1800 books on here Kindle, both read and yet to read. Thank goodness she doesn't have 1800 paperbacks....I'd have to have a trailer, a big trailer.
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you guys and your fancy book readin'.......that's kinda what I'm hearing from the people refusing to be dragged from the past to the present. My wife reads a lot and we have 2 kids in school that read a lot. Kindles for everyone. Convenience is probably the biggest selling point for us. Want a book? Turn on the kindle and a few minutes later it's downloaded and ready to read. Everyone also has library cards but we live in the country so that's 2 trips into town just to get a book (once to check it out and again to return it). Those arguing the price difference also need to factor in fuel costs and time spent waiting in line. At the end of the day some people are going to just prefer paper books and there's not a single thing wrong with that. It's hard to argue the convenience of an e-book though.
I would also add this. My wife used to read all the time. After a while I noticed she rarely read anymore. I bought her a Kindle for her b-day a few years ago and she returned to reading. With the kids, shopping, and after school sports/dance/karate taking up so much time she had just got out of the habit of going book shopping. It gave a hobby back to her that she was missing out on.
If I started a thread that I like black coffee, it would not be but a few minutes until someone felt they had to condemn black coffee....what gives people? Lighten up please; there are advantages/disadvantages to both formats. Let people use what they prefer when they prefer and don't always be taking them to task for it.
You're crazy!!! Nobody drinks black coffee!!! Only a tent camper would drink their coffee black. RV'ers only drink cappaccino!!
Sorry, just wanted to prove your point.
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Until the price of e-books becomes reasonable I'll buy p-books. I have a couple of e-book readers and use them for library books and other free books. But when I can buy a mass market paperback cheaper than an e-book, then I do what common sense dictates.
This is my attitude. There is no logical reason for e-books to cost more than p-books. Considering the fact that I use sources such as Goodwill and Paperbackswap.com, e-books cost me about three times as much as my p-books.
If you're buying books at Goodwill then there's a chance it's one of the tens of thousands of books that are available for free on the e-readers. It's been my experience that if you are buying new release books then they are cheaper in the electronic format than in the paper format.
Just a quick note on the price of ebooks. A person could not in a lifetime read all the books available for free. Not only are there the thousands of public domain books but there are many sites put there that have updates everyday with LOTS of free books. These are current books made available by the publisher for a limited time.