Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday - E-books vs. Print!!

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I'm gonna leap outa the box on this one and say...

I LOVE MY NOOK!!!!!!

Here's the thing...

When ya wanna read in the middle of the night 'cause this dumb cough won't leave ya alone, whadyado?!  Ya read yer Nook!!

When light hurts yer eyes and ya can't find the perfect lighting while sitting smchooshed between the snuggly kids, whadyado?!
Ya read yer Nook!!!

I mean... I love, LOVE the smell of books (when my nose isn't stuffed up) and I spend half the time I'm holding a (print) book oogling over the paper and gently flippin' the pages, not to mention I NEED PRINT BOOKS TO TAKE WITH ME FRIDAY TO THE SPRING INTO THE FUTURE TOUR TO GET SIGNED so there's no question that I love print books. Of course!

But when I want to read at odd times in odd lighting... not to mention carry 20 books around all at the same time (more like 120!)... there is nothing quite like my Nook. And I had a few moments today where I was literally IRRITATED that I couldn't pick up Shatter Me unless I re-arranged everyone on the couch so I could get the lamp, which was more than I could handle...

Which reminds me.

I was going to ask if there's any other NUT-CASE out there that can read during a headache. I get these monstrous things that last days and reading actually slips under the pain so that I'm somewhere else. (It is possible it aggravation it, too, but since I'm somewhere else, I don't care). Sorta like narcotic painkiller. *ahem* only different.

Just curious.

Memorably... I read Dragonhaven with a headache... and the main character gets a headache when he listens to dragons, so I literally hurt when I think of that book. Ha!  I just finished Immortal Rules, too. Some books are enhanced by reader pain!!

Ok. I'm nuts.

24 comments:

  1. I can relate to the headache thing!! Sometimes they make me so that I don't want to even look at a book and I hate them even more for that. :P

    I'm a print book girl myself, but I definitely want a Kindle or a Nook for traveling. It would be lovely to have the choice of several hundred books, rather than just the two or three I could work into my luggage.

    My WiW

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    1. The first week I had my Nook I remember wishing it already had a hundred books on it and I couldn't believe they didn't magically appear from a Book-Fairy or something. Lol

      I'm glad to hear you're borderline nuts, too. I feel better!

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  2. New Follower! I have to have good lighting to read so I can understand what you mean but oh no I cant hardly sit up straight if I have a headache much less try to read sadly. :( You can read my response at Weigh in Wednesday.

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    1. Hey, thx for followin'!! I totally hear you on good lighting. ESSENTIAL!!

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  3. I have a Kindle (one of the keyboard ones) so the lighting thing doesn't work in it's favour! That said, I love the fact I can carry around a ton of books all at once, and it means I can read one-handed nice and easily (yes, I tend to read when I'm doing things like stirring rice/pasta for dinner)

    And yeah, I can relate to the headache reading thing.

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    1. Hahahaha I had to laugh. I can totally picture how reading goes with cooking, sure!!

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  4. I don't have an e-reader, but I do have an iPad and a smartphone, all equipped with various reading apps (Nook, Kindle, Kobo).. I love paper books ~ nothing will ever replace them ~ but the convenience of e-reading can't be ignored.. I can read anytime, anywhere, in the dark ~ not to mention I can be reading multiple books on one device.. pretty awesome :)

    ~Keely~
    Realms of an Open Mind

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    1. :-) Yea... hard to complain about getting to read in more places more often, but nothing will replace paper books, for sure!

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  5. I love books - I love hardcover books. but frankly, I LOVE and ADORE my Kindle and my iPad and I love love love reading on them much more than in a real book! Truly. If there is a choice between paper and eReader I always prefer the eReader. But I love owning some of my fav books as hardcovers, they look pretty on my shelf :)

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    1. Good point. I'm thinking of storing the kids' books in boxes so I can display more of my beauties!!! lol

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  6. I LOVE my Kindle and never go anywhere without it. All my bookshelves are already jam-packed with printed books. Just don't have room for any more...also, I love the light weight - especially my K3 is very easy to hold and I love reading with it during the daytime when the lighting is good. but at night, my Fire absolutely rocks!

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    1. Um... you have TWO?! I'm not sure if I should resign myself to falling behind the times or get a little fluffed up and hiss a bit. (Cat. Think CAT!)

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  7. I love my Kindle. I take it everywhere with me. I love print books, but my Kindle has my heart!

    MY WIW http://redheaded-bookworm.blogspot.com/2012/05/weigh-in-wednesday-2.html

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  8. I wish that I could read during a headache! Umm...maybe I do. I sometimes have one when I go to bed and I read on my Kindle with the cover and light. I, like you, am torn in 2 about the paper/ereader debate. I really enjoy both, but the ereader is much easier when you have a 2 year who likes to steal books and rip pages out. Lol. :)

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    1. Oh no!! Yea... no page-rippin' allowed!!!! Lol

      I have a lot of books that went thru 2-yr stages. They're pretty messed up. You forget that stuff when the wee ones grow up a bit. Yikes!

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  9. No way can I read during a headache. When I feel one coming on I just consider that night's reading a wash. I like your answer though, especially the part about being smooshed between the kids, I'm totally with you on that one:)_

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    1. "That night's reading" sounds like a regular event!! And that's sounds TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! I like getting smooshed between the kids, definitely. They knew I wasn't feeling well and snuggled from all sides. Memorably awesome!

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  10. Thanks for joining in Laura!! :)
    I think ereaders definitely have ups and downs... mostly downs for me, but I am very glad you and your Nook get along :)

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  11. I'm with you about the Nook thing! I just got mine & am deeeeply in love with it.
    Besides, somehow is easier having my books in there since I'm dealing with shelving issues.

    I LOVE my printed books; there is nothing like touch it & loooove it & admire its awesomeness all the time... but for that I have to love the book. If not, the book itself -printed or ebook- means very little for me.

    Therefore, if I loved an ebook, I may consider geting the printed copy -whenever I don't have problems dealing with a long-distance credit card!!- Though, as I have other hardback books I want to read, I always delay those purchases -problem I'm having with Cinder & Shatter ME *sigh* I read them both in my nook & am in love with them, but haven't had the chance of getting them.

    & talking about signed books, you can't ask your favorite author to sing your e-copy!! She may try, but how would that end?

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    1. Oh... I've been thinking about that!!!

      I want Cinder & Grave Mercy in hardcopy, just like you're saying, but since I've read 'em, I'll prob buy Insurgent instead when I get the chance!! You know?!

      And... YOU HAVE READ SHATTER ME!!!!! I totally want yer thoughts, Chica!! There's so much passionate tension! I love the writing style SO much. What did you think of Shatter Me?!

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  12. Nope. I don't think your nuts! lol! I love reading my Kindle, but I still do like my paper/hardback books too. The Kindle is great because I can tote it with me in my purse anywhere and I have tons of reading choices...and no back aches! I also read (and watch movies) when I have really bad headaches. The only exception to that is when I get really icky migraines...then its to bed for this girl.

    Anywho... I guess you could say I'm a nut too who loves her e-reader and "real books" 50/50!

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