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e-book readers or print?
« on: February 08, 2020, 02:29:28 PM »
Interesting read. I prefer reading on my Kindle, but I will buy a print version if it meets 2 criteria: cost is considerably less then the kindle version, and it must be available as a trade paperback.


https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/what-happened-to-the-ebook-revolution

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Re: e-book readers or print?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 12:11:09 PM »
Being a “certified wrinkle” (75 yrs. old), I still prefer holding a book, but I have to admit that my iPad is loaded with ebooks that I've gotten for free, read and enjoyed, from bookbub.com!  I also have Overdrive on it, which is linked to ebooks available through my library.  And every once and awhile, when Amazon offers a 90-day freebie to their Kindle Unlimited, I'll sign up with them and binge read; you just have to remember to cancel before that expires and you wind up with a $30 charge for another 90 day subscription!

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Re: e-book readers or print?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2020, 06:05:24 PM »
I'm finding myself reading more and more on my iPad or Kindle (I own both) - it's too easy to get a book, carry it around, read it on either device, etc. I have stacks of unread paper books which I really should read...but somehow I just keep on picking something on the iPad as the next read. I also subscribe to BookBub, Beacher - and have gotten hooked on some great thriller series that way. I do still have a rather large analog library - and many books are "old friends" - and I like the fact that I can lend them out.

The silly thing is my cookbook collection...again, lots of "old friends" but when it comes right down to it, when I'm looking for a recipe, where do I go (other than the ones in my personal recipe files)? You guessed it...the internet, where you can find great recipes, complete with ratings and comments and alternatives. But I can't quite give the old books up - and some of them are really old. I have my great great grandfather's book of recipes that he used in his bakery in downtown Toronto in the mid-late 1800s. (It's a bit eye-opening to see some of the things they used as ingredients in those days - particularly some of the leavening methods!)
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