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Would you prefer to read from book rather than from online website?

Nowadays, social media has taken place as an important role in our life, instead of buying CD, we can easily find it on website. So, how about reading book. Do you find it's more exciting to read online.

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    Jun 4 2013: I strongly prefer books. As Greg noted, pages are easier on the eye than a screen is. Further, I like to underline and write in margins when reading non-fiction and to balance a book in my lap when I am studying.

    Of course there are some valuable materials available only online and some subjects covered very much better in books and longer formats.
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        Jun 4 2013: I know, but there is something more immediate to me in writing with an implement in my own hand.. Similarly, there is something about looking into the backlit screen I don't prefer, just like I prefer natural to artificial lighting.

        People will, I think continue to have preferences for lower technology versions or higher technology versions. I am not saying one is better than the other.
      • Jun 4 2013: Both also have benefits and drawback. I myself sometimes read ebook thus I admit it's very helpful to read some books I can't afford to buy it in various and exciting way
        But if it's my hobby, I still recommend real book. Besides the benefit, good for eye, I just want to have a real book, hold it in my hand, smell its pages and enjoy the stories. It's tradition I kinda like it
        • Jun 4 2013: This is exactly what I was going to say too, Hien!
          There is nothing as intoxicating as the smell of a book! New or used...
          Also, the feel of those pages, the texture of a paperback that has traveled around the world, the slightly embossed print of each letter...
          The sounds that accompany a read - perhaps silence, perhaps a lawn mower in the distance, perhaps the sounds of your partner snoring next to you... but never the sound of a whirring computer fan.
          Reading is a sensation for all the senses!

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