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Author Topic: Hard Copy or Kindle?  (Read 2786 times)
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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2012, 02:20:14 am »

I prefer hard copies and I've got hundreds of books in my house since I work and buy at the local library sales when they get rid of their older books. That said though I'm starting to shy away from buying fiction very often as a hard copy. I think I'll start buying that on a Kindle (when I get one) and just keep buying my history and coffee table photo books at the library sales.
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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2012, 02:41:15 am »

Hard copy pros: you can find them for cheap, they don't need power, they have the whole 'book' physicality, some things just are not in ebook format..

Kindle/Kindle app pros: easy to store, if you finish a book you can get another immediately, if you know how to work the system, a whole lot of freebies can be had..

I'm not too picky about format, I just love to read... If it's the written word, it can be on paper or on screen, I'm happy..
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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2012, 11:17:11 pm »

It all depends on your personal preferences. I myself like the lack of space a Kindle takes up, the multitude of free books available for it, the ability to take my library with me anywhere, and the convenience of getting new books without leaving my house.
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2012, 08:49:44 pm »

More recently i've been converting all my books to digital copies in an effort to save space but if i had the room for a dedicated library then i'd be much more inclined to keep my physical books
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« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2012, 02:17:15 am »

I like the idea that I can carry 5,000 books in my pants pocket...Wink
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« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2012, 04:33:58 pm »

Too poor to get a kindle, mind you when I can get secondhand books for pound a go at the market, I'm a happy man.

There is something to be said for liberating the written word from its pages contained in its binding, the smell, feel etc. THAT can't be replaced by a screen.

I recently read a J.G. Ballard short story (The Ultimate City) as an electronic copy on my screen, although it was good to read the story for the first time in 20 years, it WASN'T the same as having it in book form!
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