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I love reading on my kindle but I've noticed some books read better in prints form. They have pictures that don't translate well to the kindle etc. For example, I read Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and the footnotes were all at the end of the book instead of at the bottom of the page like the book intended. It annoyed me so much that I had to buy the printed book. What are some books that you guys read that for whatever reason worked better in print, rather than on your kindle. Thanks
 

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Footnotes at the end of the book used to bother me because it screwed up my "furthest read page" when I wanted to open it in another device - but now I can reset the furthest read page from Manage Your Kindle so it doesn't bother me as much. Still, I prefer when they are listed at the end of the chapter instead of the end of the book.

Otherwise, it's really only charts and maps that wind up being too small to read which bother me. Pictures aren't ideal on Kindle if they're in color but it doesn't bother me too much.
 

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For me, programming books tend to suffer on Kindle due in part to how code samples often get mangled, but perhaps more importantly that you often need to jump around from section to section or just want to find one specific section for some problem of the moment, and that can be a bit of a hassle at times on the Kindle. (A detailed ToC and generous use of hyperlinks throughout can help a lot, though.)
 

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I prefer to read books wit a lot of photos as a DTB. The ebook versions are invariably poorly formatted for a smaller, re-flowable screen. Most of the books with pictures that I buy are "coffee-table" sized. Possibly the PDF format may actually be good for something here.  :eek: :eek:

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Apparently there is a Kindle version of House Of Leaves but I have no idea how all the footnotes, different fonts, spiral text, mirror writing etc. would work electronically.

Definitely a book that needs a physical version to appreciated it.
 

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I love my Kindle, but I haven't found anything yet that reads better on it for me. Guess I'm just in love with holding a book. Maybe over time that will change
 

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Yeah, pictures and maps are a big limitation. I still haven't seen a proper map in "A Song of Ice and Fire." (Though that's just me being super lazy; I could have looked at it online.)

Also, I agree with the footnotes situation. Constantly going back and forth to and from the appendix can be annoying. I haven't read, for example, the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation of "War and Peace" because they translate the French in the appendix, so you have to keep going back and forth (and there's a lot of French in that book.) I think in the print edition the translation was in the footnotes on the same page, not in the appendix.
 

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For me its cookbooks and the like. I just bought a bread baking book in paper. Its not just the pictures, its more that I can sit and flip back and forth quick going from index listing to the recipe. Or having more than one page going at the same time. Those just don't translate to kindle for me.

 

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Atunah said:
For me its cookbooks and the like. I just bought a bread baking book in paper. Its not just the pictures, its more that I can sit and flip back and forth quick going from index listing to the recipe. Or having more than one page going at the same time. Those just don't translate to kindle for me.
Couldn't agree more.
 
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