How do you enjoy reading?

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  • Hardback

    11 61.11%
  • Paperback

    1 5.56%
  • Tablet/Nook/Kindle

    3 16.67%
  • Phone

    0 0%
  • Other

    3 16.67%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Real book.
    This always
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    Real book. I can do paperback or hardbound, but I prefer paperback.

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    Kindle is really starting to take over. I'm probably about 60/40 in favor of "real book". I do most of my reading at night and it's so easy to sit in bed and read with a Kindle. I see myself shifting more and more towards the Kindle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Real book. I can do paperback or hardbound, but I prefer paperback.
    I'm the same way with paperbacks. The light weight is easier on my nose when I drop it on my face at the moment I fall asleep while I have it open above my head at night.

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    If I want to buy a book...I usually look for the I-book version first, and I read it on my I-pad. The biggest reasons are: 1) I can read in a dark room such as an airplane traveling overseas (when I do most of my reading) and all the lights are off; 2) I can adjust the font to whatever size is comfortable; and 3) it is easy to transport. After that, it is paperback mainly because of the weight issue, again due to travel weight.

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    One thing that will keep the physical book on top for me is the ability to keep it on a shelf and pick it up and skim it whenever I feel like. I tend to buy non-fiction books almost exclusively in physical form for this reason.

    I wish the book industry would adopt a similar practice as the music industry re: vinyl records. If you buy a new record you get a download code for the album too. It would be nice if you bought a physical book and they let you have an electronic version as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habib View Post
    I've always preferred having a physical book, but reading on the Kindle has grown on me quite a bit.
    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    Kindle is really starting to take over. I'm probably about 60/40 in favor of "real book". I do most of my reading at night and it's so easy to sit in bed and read with a Kindle. I see myself shifting more and more towards the Kindle.
    Never thought that I would get to this point, put the Kindle is taking over for me. I like to read at night without waking anyone. I hate paperbacks, so the smaller, lightweight Kindle is appealing over a hardback. Also love that my place is kept for me.

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    I prefer a hardback, but if the book is good enough (or required for a class ) I'll read it in any format.

    My favorite time to read would probably be 1. On long car [bus] rides and 1A. Laying in bed right before going to sleep.

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    Hardback or sometimes paperback if I can't find that print in hardback. On a winter afternoon with snow,not unlike this past week.

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