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Subject: Re: Do you prefer ebooks or actually reading a real book?

Neil (Vic/Melb/AU)
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon
In reply to: Sammy at Palm Addict 's message, "Do you prefer ebooks or actually reading a real book?" on 05/01/05 Sun

I have no particular preference for ebooks over paper books. I have probably read more e-books in the past two years than paper books though, simply because of the ease of access to a vast array of books available for download - many of which I wouldn't get in a bookstore. My current read is always with me, handy for passing the time in waiting rooms, or on public transport. Many of the books I've read recently have been on recommondations that Sammy has on the site from time to time. Like some of the previous contributors, the only place out-of-bounds for an e-book is in the bath.

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philip hesse
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Nowadays, I much prefer ebooks. I've be reading (re-reading in many cases) Charles Dickens. Bleak House or David Copperfield is so much easier - and lighter - to carry around on my Clie than in book form. Mind you, I've never had to re-charge a paperback! Also, if you are into classics, many are available free - can't get cheaper than that! With bright, clear screens and adjustable font sizes, reading on a modern PDA is no harder on the eyes than paper. Another thing I've noticed over the last 18 months is how much more I read these days: the half-hour on the bus to work; a few minutes at lunch break; the odd quiet time in the evening. And, with sites such as ereader.com and fictionwise around it is really easy finding new fiction - look out for the special offers, you can pick up some real bargains! It's ebooks for me.

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