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Do you read paperback books?
« on: December 14, 2012, 03:34:53 pm »
I find myself not reading anything unless I can get it on the kindle now. Does anyone else do that? If you can't get it on kindle just not read it.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 04:08:13 pm »
    I still read a DTB if I can't get it as an ebook. It's the reading that's more important to me.


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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 04:24:01 pm »
    I think I've read two, maybe three paper books since I got my Kindle.  I love to read, but I really love to read on my Kindle.  I have so many books I want to read, I don't sacrifice anything by only reading on Kindle.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 04:40:44 pm »
    *raises hand and nods*  I admit, if a book isn't available for my Kindle, I look for another one that is.  There are all ready too many books and too little time to not read in the most comfortable format for me.

    The only paper books I read these days are my Bible and children's books I read to my grandson - although he loves pushing the page forward buttons for me to read the 50 or so books that are "his" on my Kindle.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 04:49:07 pm »
    I rarely read non-electronic media; mostly just magazines if anything.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 05:32:11 pm »
    I only read if it can be done on my Kindle. I hadn't read a book in about 3 years before I bought my Kindle in June and have read over 50 since then. My Kindle has been such a joy to read on.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #6 on: December 14, 2012, 05:52:56 pm »
    Yes, I still read paperback and hardcover books.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #7 on: December 14, 2012, 06:01:35 pm »
    I've read two physical books in the last two years.  I read four to five books a week on my Kindle.  I thought I'd miss "real" books but truthfully I only bought those because one I couldn't get the Kindle edition and the other I had a B & N gift card.  I confess it was kinda painful!! My eyesight is awful and I couldn't make the text bigger, I didn't have the light from the case, etc.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #8 on: December 14, 2012, 06:05:26 pm »
    I hadn't read a paperback in like 4 years since getting my Kindle. But I recently started getting some from the library when the ebook was either over my willingness to pay or wasn't available at all. Its a bit hard on my eyes and I can only read them during the day when its reasonably bright in the room. I also have one of those magnifier thingies to help out.

    I much prefer ebooks, but budget reasons have made me go to paperbacks for the library.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #9 on: December 14, 2012, 06:32:48 pm »
    It's been years since I've read a paperback. Before my Kindle's, I had a Fictionwise ereader and before that I had a Rocket eBook reader. That goes back aways. It's so nice not having to deal with boxes of books now when I move. Got them all in the palm of my hand.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #10 on: December 14, 2012, 07:40:24 pm »
    No.... Read more on my Nexus than my Kindle lately though.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #11 on: December 14, 2012, 07:42:38 pm »
    I have some books in paper that I'm working my way through. . . .I do read a whole lot more on Kindle, though.
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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #12 on: December 14, 2012, 07:48:11 pm »
    Only if I REALLY want to read the book.  I did read a biography of some of the actors on a "classic" television show that I am a fan of recently in ppbk.
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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #13 on: December 14, 2012, 07:53:30 pm »
    Reading my first paperback since getting my kindle in September of last year. When silly real life intervened and I needed to stop reading, I had to look around for something to use as a bookmark. It was odd.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #14 on: December 14, 2012, 08:48:43 pm »
    Due to aging eyes, I haven't been able to comfortably read paperbacks for about 10 year. Kindle brought back the joy of reading when I bought my first one a few years ago.

    I have "good" glasses, but really strain trying to read paperbacks. I could if I had too, but reading on my Kindles (PW and Fire HD) is just so much more enjoyable!
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    Re: Re: Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #15 on: December 14, 2012, 10:08:49 pm »
    I find myself not reading anything unless I can get it on the kindle now. Does anyone else do that? If you can't get it on kindle just not read it.

    I'm the same way, the Kindle has spoiled me. ;)

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #16 on: December 14, 2012, 11:22:21 pm »
    I've read a few paperbacks since I got my first Kindle but they were mostly giveaways or books people had lent me. I have yet to find a book not available on Kindle that I want to read so badly I don't care what format it's in.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #17 on: December 14, 2012, 11:31:31 pm »
    I've read several hardbacks from the library since getting my Kindle two years ago. They seemed so heavy and awkward to hold! The only paper books I will purchase now are nonfiction that I'll refer to often. Other than that, it's ebooks all the way for me.
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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #18 on: December 15, 2012, 01:21:57 am »
    All the time, always will as I've got hundreds that I've not read, I just bought like 10 or 11 hardbacks from Amazon the other day and I've got the relatives buying me some slipcased George R.R. Martin books for Christmas. I don't buy many (if any) new paperbacks these days, I had to get rid of over a thousand to make some space when I moved but I'll always buy say the latest Stephen King book in hardback to put on the shelf. Like I bought two hardcovers of 11/22/63 but to read I actually read the kindle edition.

    Print is still easier and nicer looking for me to read than e-ink, generally I'll be reading two books, paper at home and Kindle at work or when I'm going out anywhere that I might get a chance for a bit of reading. Kindle I only have to fill a hole, it's impractical to have a 1000 hardback with you everywhere you might possible want to read.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #19 on: December 15, 2012, 02:55:07 am »
    Since my first Kindle (a K1) I've only read a few books on paper.. a couple of heavily illustrated ones (that was back in the K1 days) and a few books for bookcrossing bookrings and rays, but that's pretty much it.


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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #20 on: December 15, 2012, 07:44:28 am »
    Only the ones that came with my kid's homeschool curriculum.  And even then sometimes I hunt down the ebook if it is available.

    Even books that were gifts, I just go by the ebook, read it, and then tell the gift giver how much I enjoyed that book.  Then I pass along the paperback.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #21 on: December 15, 2012, 05:03:20 pm »
    Answering the title question -- Yep.

    I have a slight preference for eBook first, hardback second, paperback third.

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #22 on: December 15, 2012, 06:07:43 pm »
    Yes, because I still get books from the library (particularly ones that are overpriced for Kindle). However, I haven't bought a paper book since I got my K1 in 2009 except for one that I needed for research and which wasn't available in digital form. I've been fortunate to find most of the books I need for research from the library also.
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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #23 on: December 15, 2012, 11:42:39 pm »
    It depends on the subject.  If it is technical and want to highlight or make comments, I prefer paperback. ;)

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    Re: Do you read paperback books?
    « Reply #24 on: December 16, 2012, 08:31:51 am »
    I'd rather read on my Kindle.....but I do still buy DTB's.  Especially when the Kindle price is way more than the price of the paperback. 

    I don't take the DTB's out of the house, though.  My Kindle goes everywhere with me.
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