Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Tuesday Book Chat | 3 April 2018 | Iola Goulton


It's Iola here. Welcome to our ACW Tuesday Book Chatm where we encourage book lovers to answer our bookish question of the week. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Do you read print books or ebooks or both?


As a bonus question for those who read ebooks: what ereader or app do you read on?


Please join in the conversation in a comment on this post or in a comment on the blog post shared in our Australasian Christian Writers Facebook Group. Or, if you're feeling wordy (like me), write a blog post and link to it in the comments.

Let's chat! Do you read print books or ebooks or both?

14 comments:

  1. I love print books (my eyes cope better). But I have a LOT of books trapped inside my Kindle and iBooks apps on my phone!

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    1. "Trapped" - I love that! Although I'm not such a fan of reading on my phone because the screen is so small.

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  2. Being able to re-read and study non fiction books (that is all I read) in print is far more satisfying. I do not have any ebooks. Much to some people's horror I underline, make notes in margins, highlight, date etc in my print books. I feel as though they are mine and perusing before sleep is so satisfying. ebooks - no thanks though a couple of my own publications are available this way by market demand.

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    1. I do prefer to read non-fiction in print so I can highlight and underline. I find it helps the concepts sink in.

      But I will still highlight and make notes on my Kindle - especially quotes I want to share.

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  3. I mostly only read eBooks (on my Kindle device with a proper eInk screen). I will very occasionally buy a paper book, but that only tends to be if it's a really big-name traditionally published author, and their eBooks are unreasonably priced.

    Also, let's not forget audio - the growing giant. I listen to audio books as well, although I do struggle to keep my mind focused.

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    1. I work from home so don't have a commute, but I can see the attraction of audiobooks (and podcasts) to people who commute to work each day. I used to read on the train, but apparently it's bad form to read while driving ...

      I know what you mean about the price of some ebooks. If the ebook is only a dollar or two cheaper than the paperback I might buy the paperback so I can lend it to people.

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  4. I mainly read on my Kindle (I have an actual Kindle and the kindle app on my laptop). I read a few print books but I find it so much easier to read on the kindle. I have issues with my shoulder and wrists and holding a kindle is easier as it is lighter and also I can change the font size.

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    1. I have the Kindle app as well, but I still prefer to read on the Kindle. Like you, I find it easier to hold and love the ability to change the font size.

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    2. I don't read many on the computer but occasionally I do. but this new computer has a habit of shutting on my so that can get annoying. I use my older Kindle most.

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  5. I read print and also use my Kindle, plus audio books. For ease with my hands and room in my handbag, Kindle wins. It is also easy on my eyes, being the Paperwhite. But I also like to give Christian books away, and you can only do that with print books really. I can underline in my Kindle and tag pages and my notes are saved, just as you can underline in a print book, etc. Any reason for your question?

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    1. The Kindle Paperwhite definitely wins for fitting in the handbag, but I agree that print books are easier to loan out or give away.

      No, there is no specific reason for this question. We are asking a different book-related question each week, and this was one that came to mind as a good question to ask :)

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  6. Just print books for me (I have a few e-books on my laptop but I never read them). I do have a few audio books, but some of them I wish I didn't have because the person reading them did not do a good job. I re-read a lot of my books and would have to buy them again if I went down the e-book road. I just love the feel of a book in my hands, turning the pages, and the smell of them too. There are some books I would like to read, but they only come in e-book format.

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    1. I'm not a fan of reading books on my PC, so I can understand that.

      And I agree on the audiobooks. The narrator can make or break the story.

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  7. I read both probably an equal amount of the time, though I prefer print - easier on the eyes and I love the whole book-in-my-hands experience. :-) But I love e-books for trying out new-to-me authors and saving shelf-space (I live in a tiny house.).

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