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AndyfromVA
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Can You Still Read DTB's?

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So I took this deadtree book out of the public library, "Rag and Bone" by James R. Benn, volume 5 of the Billy Boyle WWII mystery series.  I've been looking forward to reading it.  By page 25 I'm realizing this is not a pleasant experience.  The words are hard to discern on the page.  The book is bulky.  The page turning is cumbersome.

 

Using the Nook has spoiled me.

 

Anyone else feel this way?

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

I haven't read a DTB since getting my Nook last March so can't answer your question.  I do continue to read DTM's (Dead Tree Magazines) though... :smileywink:

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MWorrell
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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

Yes, I am now the laziest person that ever lived. I hate holding a book open, and it bothers me that the page is not perfectly flat and uniformly lit.

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

With the way I can increase the font size, the NOOKcolor has steered me away from DTBs.

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ABthree
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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

Absolutely!  Reading a DTB is a real hardship now.  :smileysad:

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

Can I?  Yes.  Do I find it enjoyable?  Not.at.all.

 

I said something similar in another thread.  Holding the book is annoying.  Trying to eat while holding a book (something I did regularly for the first 34 years of my life) is awful.  Having to figure out where I was in the book because I put it down to yell at the JRT and didn't slip in a bookmark sucks.

 

I'll probably only read DTBs when I can't find the ebook anywhere.  

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

I still read both, but have to admit I do now find the DTBs (both paperback and hardcover) kind of unwieldy. 

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

Sure you can still read a DTB. But you have to do it in the closet using a flashlight or the whole family will want to know why aren't you reading it on your nook? :smileytongue:

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

I still read DTB as I am a rereader and have many I enjoy from before owning my Nooks.  But, on a recent cruise, as I walked the decks and around the pool I noticed it was the DTB readers who were having problems reading with the wind blowing their pages around.  It was definitly a two handed job for them.

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

Not anymore...my arms aren't long enough. I've read one DTB since I bought my Nook in April.....it wasn't easy with my short arms.:smileywink:

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

So I can and do still read DTBs, however this morning I did decide to skip reading a book because it isn't available in nook format yet. So I guess the time is coming...

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

 


Nallia wrote:

No, I still love my hardcovers.  But I'm a freak so pay no attention to me.  :smileytongue:  :smileywink:


Oh, I'll probably still buy them to sit on the shelf and be pretty, but now I'll have to buy the ebook as well.  *cries*

 

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I read a DTB not too long ago when my fave author put out the next in his series (had to have the DTB to go in the collection on the shelf).    Since I bought the DTB, I thought I'd save some money and not buy the ebook.      I've discovered I now have adult ADD or something similar because I couldn't concentrate on the page.    My attention span while reading with the DTB was zilch.  I considered several times that I need to purchase the entire collection in ebook format so I could enjoy my reading instead of struggling with the DTBs

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Yes I read them all the time.  Especially if it is areference book as going back and forth on an electronic format is a real pain. I also find the real books to be much better when it comes to picutres.  While I am definitely enjoying the convenience of my Nook (I have the entire coolected works of Dumas in my Nook), I would always want some real books.  I don't have to worry about real books going away from my shelves if the power goes out or my Nook account gets messed up.  :smileywink:

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

 


Ya_Ya wrote:

 


Nallia wrote:

No, I still love my hardcovers.  But I'm a freak so pay no attention to me.  :smileytongue:  :smileywink:


Oh, I'll probably still buy them to sit on the shelf and be pretty, but now I'll have to buy the ebook as well.  *cries*

 


Me too!  Sometimes I think you may be my book twin.  :smileyvery-happy:

 

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I went a long time without reading a DTB and then decided to reread a YA series that is not in e-book format.  I found the same thing - book staying open, falling asleep and having to find my place, etc.  But, I loved this series so much I went through it.  I also tried to reread a hardback in bed - that was hard!

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

Umm... That was why I bought an eReader in the first place. I needed something to expand the text so I could read.

 

Other than that, the nook is more comfortable than trying to hold a book open to a specific page. I remember getting cramps in my hand from trying to force new books to stay open to a particular page.

 

Oh yeah, my dog eats books she doesn't eat nooks so that's another plus.

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

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@ Nallia and Ya_Ya:

 

Better make that triplets, 'cause I'm in, too!

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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

I just got my Nook for Christmas so I still switch back and forth between it and DTB's. I usually am reading one DTB and one e book. I don't typically read 2 books at a time but it is working  out pretty good. I do LOVE my Nook though.