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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 11:04 a.m. PST

Real books… or by Internet…

I read both…

But for long… I prefer to buy a real book and feel it on my hands…

I'm alone with this?


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

No, I'm with you.

Prefer reading an actual book over a screen anytime!

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

Real books.

John Leahy11 Apr 2018 11:13 a.m. PST

Both. Loads of them.

Dicymick11 Apr 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

Always real I like the smell.Haha!.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

Real – do not enjoy reading electronic books

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

Real books

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 11:34 a.m. PST


doomfire11 Apr 2018 11:48 a.m. PST

Real. My house is overflowing with them.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

Definitely both.

Colonel Bogey11 Apr 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Real, physical books

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 12:03 p.m. PST

Books for sure.

wrgmr111 Apr 2018 12:05 p.m. PST

Paper books for me, constantly.

GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 12:10 p.m. PST

Both. Lot's of light reading on the Kindle. The good stuff on paper.

whitphoto11 Apr 2018 12:11 p.m. PST

I've been known to print out e-books so I can read them

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 12:13 p.m. PST

Love reading books – not as many as I used to or would like (that cursed work) but I try at least one or two a month

And books is books! Tried the e-books, did not like them

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 12:26 p.m. PST

Real books

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 12:28 p.m. PST

Real paper hard copy books only.

I even have trouble reading some of the longer posts here.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

Real books. I really don't like reading lengthy items on a digital device. Neither do my eyes. And there's something both comforting and connective about holding a book in your hands and turning a page.

Son of MOOG11 Apr 2018 12:57 p.m. PST

Real books always.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 1:00 p.m. PST


andysyk11 Apr 2018 1:02 p.m. PST

I detest PDFs and hate spending money on them. I can find my way through a hard copy book much faster than search and scroll. Combined with bookmarks its much easier to reference any ebook.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 1:03 p.m. PST

Both (but Elec versions on Kindle/Nook, not PC or some such).

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

Both. But but for different reasons.

The kindle is a lot easier to pack than a several hundred book library, and I can order a new book in a restaurant and be reading it before they deliver the salad. (And I can adjust the font.)

That said, paper books are a lot easier to scan and--given I'm at home--I can pull a book off my shelves faster than I can find it on my kindle. Mostly.

Also the more someone might disapprove of it, the more I want a paper book. I'm getting a little tired of people editing out the parts of an author they which conflict with the zeitgeist.

jdginaz11 Apr 2018 1:33 p.m. PST

I have and read both types. some of them both in hardcopy and electronic.

Greg G111 Apr 2018 1:33 p.m. PST


redbanner414511 Apr 2018 1:37 p.m. PST


Allen5711 Apr 2018 1:57 p.m. PST

I read lots of books, perhaps 4 or 5 per month. Most of what I read is on an e-reader. After several years of this I admit that nothing is better than having a real book in ones hands but I really hate the process of getting rid of the hard copy that I have read.

Oberlindes Sol LIC11 Apr 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

Books … that's like a bound printout, right?

charared Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

Printed/Paper Books!!!

BrockLanders11 Apr 2018 2:29 p.m. PST

I usually read 2-3 books a month (the old fashioned kind)

rvandusen11 Apr 2018 2:33 p.m. PST


John Armatys11 Apr 2018 2:56 p.m. PST

Real books… I always have a novel on the go (they last about a week) and a "proper" history book. And my library is regularly used to look things up (although the Internet is also often used.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 3:19 p.m. PST

Books, real ones. Never on kindle etc for me.

tyroflyer211 Apr 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

Books. Not remotely interested in the electronic versions.

zoneofcontrol11 Apr 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

I'm a paper and ink guy. I can do some reading on electriconic devices but not for extended periods of time.

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 3:43 p.m. PST

Physical preferred

Earl of the North11 Apr 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

Both, although I've gone mostly with my kindle now, since I have access to a large library of books (storing my real book collection was becoming a problem) and instant access to new books.

RudyNelson11 Apr 2018 4:46 p.m. PST

Real books.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 5:07 p.m. PST

Real books.

princeman11 Apr 2018 5:18 p.m. PST

Real books – have never finished one on line.

Syrinx011 Apr 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

I read both. The authors I collect are paper, the ones I just want to read are on my nook. Definitely easier to travel with the electronic library.

Walking Sailor11 Apr 2018 6:17 p.m. PST

Real (dead tree) books.
Last Friday, I took a four hour road trip with friends to a rare book store. They collect first editions. I bought two and a newer one (Catmas Carols). On the drive home, I sang until she made her husband take the book from me. Then he sang a carol. A good time was had by all. Now, I've got two more books on the stack.
"So many books, so little time."

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 6:22 p.m. PST

Real. I've done a few eBooks, but paper is just more satisfying.

rmaker11 Apr 2018 6:32 p.m. PST

Real books.

elsyrsyn11 Apr 2018 7:50 p.m. PST

Both, with a inclination towards e-books lately, as the physical books are mostly in storage in preparation for an eventual move.


attilathepun4711 Apr 2018 8:51 p.m. PST

Books--real hard copy!

goragrad11 Apr 2018 9:54 p.m. PST

Prefer real books, but have bookmarked a few electronic titles.

Cyrus the Great11 Apr 2018 10:09 p.m. PST

Both, but I prefer actual books.

Dagwood12 Apr 2018 2:07 a.m. PST

All three, internet, electronic and real books. I prefer the latter, but use electronic while on holiday (to reduce weight) and I use the internet as a reference library.

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