Thursday, May 31, 2007

Booking Through Thursday - E-Books or Paper?


Booking Through Thursday
Do you read e-Books?
If so, how? On your computer, or a PDA?
Or are you a paper purist? Why?


I do NOT read e-books. Never have. I don't really know why. I just have never had that particular inclination. Maybe it's because I already have hundreds (if not thousands) or actual books already lining the walls of my house!!


So I guess that would make me a paper purist. I love to pick up a book. Feel it in my hands. I love the SMELL of new books. You can't do that with e-books.


8 comments:

Chris said...

I could never switch to e-books. Just can't do it. I have to hold my books, display them on the shelf, smell the paper...all that jazz ;)

Matt said...

The only time I read e-books is when I'm at work and I don't want anyone to know I'm reading. I try to find an e-book of the paper book I'm reading and turn to it when I'm bored...

Kristy said...

Back when we were read The Count of Monte Cristo and War and Peace I printed out some chapters, so I wouldn't have to carry the entire book with me.

Chris said...

Kristy has a point. War & Peace isn't very portable!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Kristy, you said you "printed out some chapters" so you wouldn't have to carry the heavy book. That is PAPER, not reading an e-book ... lol. I'm with you on that one. I print out portions of books for one reason or another, but I consider myself a "paper purist" in your categories, Stephanie:

Do you read e-Books? ... Or are you a paper purist? Why?

I would rather hold the book in my hands than stare at a screen. I enjoy the new-book smell of paper and ink. I like the feel of a book that is the perfect size and shape. I guess I'm a tactile person, well, all the appropriate senses like touch and smell and sight. I don't like audio books, so forget hearing, and I can't say I've tasted any good books lately, though I've seen my children and grandchildren do that. Yeah, I'll take Gutenburg over Bill Gates.

Cindy Swanson said...

I don't read e-books either. Lisa Samson even made "Quaker Summer" available to me in PDF form before it was published, and I couldn't get through it! Once I had a copy in my hand, though, no problem. I have to be comfy and hold the book in my hand.

Hey, thanks for visiting my TT!

Literary Feline said...

With my TBR collection, I probably won't be investing in an E-Reader (if I ever do at all) for many years to come! Haha I'm willing to give e-books a try, and have even read a short story on the computer before, but it's not something I'm ready to explore at any length yet.

Quixotic said...

I can't read ebooks, or rather when I find I have to, I have great difficulty. It just doesn't feel right...and like Chris, I just have to smell my books, feel them and admire them on the shelf.

That said, ebooks would be easier to deal with when it comes to moving house!