Just For Fun: eReader or Print?

Posted April 29, 2020 by Casee in Discussions | 10 Comments

Ah, the great eReader vs. print debate. We all have our preferences. What I would like to know is…what’s yours and why?

eReader
  • Takes up virtually zero space.
  • You can quickly access your notes and highlights.
  • You have access to millions of books at the click of a button.
  • Did I mention that they take up nearly zero space? It might as well be negative space.
  • Built-in dictionary.
  • Cost effective after the initial investment.
Print
  • There is noting quite like the feeling of holding a book.
  • Books smell good.
  • It’s easier to skim a print book.
  • Very easy to share, if you like sharing your books.
  • Having a bookshelf of books is just satisfying.

What is your reading preference and why? Share!


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10 responses to “Just For Fun: eReader or Print?

  1. JenM

    I’d say I read 99% on my precious K. The only things I read in print these days are library books or if I’ve won a physical book in a contest. I love being able to adjust the print size depending on how tired my eyes are, plus, it’s so nice not to ever have a book panic. My hubs bought me my first ereader (this was even pre-Kindle) because he was tired of me packing 5-10 books in my luggage for trips, and I’ve never looked back.

  2. LSUReader

    I’ve read 51 books so far this year—46 have been on my ereader. I find it’s much easier on my eyes and so I’m able to read faster, and more, on my ereader. Most of my books come from the library, and I’m lucky to have an excellent selection of ebooks available. If I win a print book in a contest, or a book I want is available only in print at the library, I will read it that way. If all else fails, I buy the book—and then it’s always an ebook.

  3. Kim

    I prefer print books. I don’t have to re-charge the battery and I find them easier to skim. I use my ereader to purchase favorite books that go on sale.

  4. I converted to a digital library a few years ago and I haven’t read a print book ever since. I’ve only ever tried to read one print book and I never finished it so it’s digital reading for me all the way. I started digitally reading because I just didn’t have space for a print library but now I actually prefer to read digitally.

  5. Glenda M

    I never buy print books anymore unless they are gifts. I own quite a few but they are all either gifts or prizes. Most of my reading is ebooks. I love being able to adjust text size so a) I don’t need reading glasses and b) I don’t strain my eyes more because I am tired. There’s also the backlight (or ‘night’ mode black background white text for reading on airplanes or other times I don’t want the light to disturb others like reading in bed – just every night). I always have my books with me if I have my phone. And while I might bring my tablet and paperwhite on trips just in case I can’t recharge during travel time I no longer have to bring a large selection of paper books.

  6. denise

    I read most of my ARCs in ebook, but some are in print. I love to read historical romance in print. My contemporary are a mix of ebook and print.

    I use a kindle and am on my fourth.

  7. DiscoDollyDeb

    I think most readers—myself included—have transitioned from reading primarily in print to reading primarily on an e-reader over the past decade. I still have plenty of print books (the accumulation of 50+ years of being an avid reader), but any new book purchases for the past five years have all been ebooks. One of the things I love about an e-reader is the various ways you can sort your books: most recently read, alpha by author, alpha by title, purchase date, etc., and then change it to something else with a tap of a button.

  8. Kareni

    I like both methods of reading!

    I’ll agree that my Kindle is very convenient for travel (what’s that?!) or even for riding on the bus. However, I find it easier to flip back and forth in a book.

  9. Tracey

    I have a kindle which I use for convenience. But when at home I prefer books in print. There’s nothing better and more relaxing than the feel and smell of a book in print.

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