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Monday, June 20, 2011

The book world is changing fast, isn't it? Just a few short years ago, if you wanted a book, you had to go to the library or bookstore. Now, with books gone digital, it's a different game.

Never has getting and reading a book been so easy. Download it to your Nook, your Kindle, or your iPad. You can even download the new bestseller onto your computer or iPhone. You are only one click away from from being swept up in the story of your choice.

It's quick, it's oh-so-convenient, and it's even cheaper. That explains the quick growth of the digital book--despite the fact that most die hard readers love the feel of those real pages.

Mostly I read on my Nook now, though every now and then I succumb to an impulse buy when I'm seduced by a beautiful cover. How are you reading these days? Hard copy, e-reader, or an app for your computer/iPhone, etc?

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Denise Hunter  
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At 10:06 AM, Blogger Kimberly said...

I read both hard copy and on my kindle. I download fiction books and read them on my kindle. I love my kindle!! However, when reading a book about spiritual growth or a "self help' type book I much prefer to read that in a hard copy. I am old school and do a lot of underlining and the highlight feature in the kindle just isn't the same as a bright pink or yellow highlighter in my hand.
Kimberly

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I have a Kindle and read stuff on it a lot. But I still probably prefer a real book. There's just something about the experience. . .

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger Laura J said...

I just recently got a kindle, but I plan to continue buying books by my favorite authors. For example, I already have the first few books in a series, so I bought the "real" copy of the next book simply so the series wouldn't be missing a piece on the shelf. Weird, I know.

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I read my Kindle so much that, when I'm reading a real book, I try to turn the page by pressing the button. Hm. It doesn't work. I've saved tons of money using my Kindle.

 
At 2:04 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

I read books from the library, from my Kindle, and books I buy (from the library sales and the half-price book store).

I prefer a "real" book, but I do read from my Kindle every day.

I just bought Diann and Kristin's devo book. Really am enjoying it! :)

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Barb said...

I have very little desire to own an e-book reader. I can't afford to buy many books, so I usually only buy those by favorite authors. I work in a library, and can get just about any book I want that way.

 
At 3:46 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Interesting to learn everyone's reading habits! I agree about the Devo, Pam. I'm reading it too and loving it.

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger jel said...

diehard paperback or hardback reader here! :)

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger Joy Tamsin David said...

I'm reading both print copies and on my iphone app, it's a pretty even split though.

I need to invest in a regular sized e-reader, b/c I'm tired of having to enlarge the screen for every page on my phone.

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger SheilaG said...

I love my kindle, but I do kinda' miss the book covers. Yes, I do judge a book by its cover...

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

Although reading on a kindle (etc.) might be convinient, I'm loyal to novels. i love the feel of pages beneath my fingers and the smell of books!

 
At 1:20 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

I am severely arthritic and it's really hard to hold onto a book anymore. I checked into a Kindle but the cost is prohibitive to me. So I mostly "read" via audiobooks I get from our state library system. Often I download them onto my computer so I can transfer them to my little iPod Nano. That way, I can listen to a book no matter where I am.

 
At 6:25 AM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

I've got an Kindle and I think it is a great device. I've read books from cover to cover on it and I love the speed of book delivery through it. However, it seems like I'm reading more books in their paper versions than I am their electronic versions. I don't know that I can answer why that is, but that's the way it is.

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

I don't have a Kindle or a Nook, but my husband has an iPAD. I downloaded a couple of books to it, but have yet to read them. I generally read in bed at night and my books stay on my nightstand. When a book captures my attention I will sit and read it until I'm done or something urgent needs my attention. :-) I have read bits of books on my desktop. I can't read at the Doctor's office because I don't hear well and if I get lost in a story I miss my name. LOL However, my daughter and SIL have Nooks and they love them and use them all the time.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger jel said...

I do like audiobooks :)

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger Tonya Kappes said...

Kindle crazy!!!:P

 
At 1:05 AM, Blogger Kristen Borland said...

I wanted to resist the e-readers on principle. (I was an English major.) And it feels so good to hold a book and turn each page, right? But I'm allergic to the mold that grows in old paper. As in, five years or older, and the entire library. So I finally switched, and I love (love, love, love!) my allergy-free Kindle.

 
At 1:08 AM, Blogger Kristen Borland said...

Oh, and a funny thing... After getting my Kindle, I gave away all of my hard-copy books to a good friend. All except two books I can't seem to part with: Sweetwater Gap and Surrender Bay. I'm not kidding. I just have to keep them.

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

My Kindle got taken over this summer by my son who can earn a laptop if he reads ten big books over the summer. My other son has an assignment for school for advanced history, so he's got my mother's Kindle. So we're both reading "real" books right now. LOL

Kindle. Get your own!

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Aw, thanks, Kristen, I'm honored!

 

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