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snowfireangel
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Registered: ‎01-10-2010
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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

I have two Iris Johansen paperback books that are the start of her Eve Duncan series that I've read.  I picked them up a couple of days ago to thumb through them to see if I remembered the storyline, and it's the strangest thing.  They felt  WEIRD in my hands!:smileysurprised:   I got my Nook last August and I hadn't touched a DTB since then.  I don't WANT to lose the desire to read regular books, but ebooks are so much easier to read.

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GetLostInABook
Posts: 116
Registered: ‎01-29-2011
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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

I got the nook for portability and convenience (and because I have a bookshelf in every room of my house - and all are full two rows deep)

I still prefer the feel and weight of a real book in my hand.  I think I will always get my favorite authors in hardcover so I can have them on the shelf.  I love the nook and am certain it is the best ereader on the market today, but the concept of not really owning the book and being able to loan, share, touch, or see it bothers me at some level.

If I had unlimited funds I would have a hardcover and eBook version of every book I read.  And of course a house built around a central library.  I can see it in my mind...  two stories of books, glass ceiling (for natural reading light), big chairs and one of those globes that opens up with the mini bar inside.

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alanryker
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎03-19-2011
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Re: Can You Still Read DTB's?

I love being able to read with one hand and to read so easily in bed. Add that to the fact that I can now give away the ton of books I used to lug from one apartment to the next, and I love e-readers! I LOVE reading. I don't need the books on my shelves as trophies.

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