Books or e-reader?

Asked by Jane Belanger

July 13, 2011

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Katie McCanna

From Normal Heights (Marketing)

Books! They don’t smell the same and you can’t write in them and it’s just not the same experience if it’s not on paper. Maybe if they came out with a waterproof e-reader I could get into it. Like, reading in the bath’s kind of irritating. So, maybe if they had a waterproof one — with Smell-a-vision so that old book smell just shoots right out of there. Aromatherapy reader.

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Juan-Carlos Cerda

From Chula Vista (Respiratory Therapist)

It has to be a book. I’ve got the Amazon Kindle app on my phone, but I much prefer to have the actual physical book in my hand.

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Jessie Valdez

From National City (Distributor)

Books. I’ve tried an e-reader, but I don’t like it. It’s too black-and-white.

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Terry Tyler

From Central San Diego (Student)

Books. I just don’t like the idea of reading off a machine. I want to be a page-turner.


Lo Marie July 14, 2011 @ 4:32 p.m.

I agree, B O O K S over EReaders. With books you get to see all the love in it with the cracks in the spine, and the smell. See if you stop in the same place as last time. I reread my books often so for me, I love putting one more crease in the page.


Larry Githens July 16, 2011 @ 8:33 a.m.

While I really believe ebooks will become more of the rage, I still personally enjoy the "feel" and "aroma" of a great book. (That probably also goes for an average one!) Reading is a love affair for me...so I don't need one more techie item to come between us.


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