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    When I first got my iPad I bought a few ebooks, but to be honest it's just not the same. I too love the feel and smell of books, stacking them all messily on bookcases and around the house, rereading favourites and seeing them get creased and worn with use.
    Ebooks just don't do it for me.

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    Default Do you still buy books?

    I own a kindle and iPad. I only read books on the kindle, I find the iPad is really straining on my eyes if reading in bed etc. love my kindle though. I'm reading a lot books that I wouldn't normally read because they're so cheap to buy for the kindle.

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    Default Do you still buy books?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyawayfree View Post
    When I first got my iPad I bought a few ebooks, but to be honest it's just not the same. I too love the feel and smell of books, stacking them all messily on bookcases and around the house, rereading favourites and seeing them get creased and worn with use.
    Ebooks just don't do it for me.
    Well said!

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    I have a kindle and buy a lot of ebooks and real books. Ive airways read a lot and find I read even more now because my real book buying and ebook buying, combined with borrowing from the library means um swimming in books of all kinds. Its great.

    I still also buy books for my son, and as gifts. I also particularly like real books for my favourites and classics or original first prints that I collect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnockKnockPenny View Post
    Lifeline Bookfest in Brisbane is like heaven for me :-)
    I love my kindle but you can't beat the bookfest. I can't imagine having a house which wasn't full of books

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    Default Do you still buy books?

    I don't do e books. I think they're weird and lack something. I love bookstores and actual books I can hold in my hand.

    I don't borrow from libraries either, so I always buy my books. Last time I purchased a book was last weekend. I'm nearly done with that book so will be getting another soon.

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    I buy books. I love the experience of wandering around a book store and being drawn to something. Though i do order a lot of my books online because its so much cheaper.

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    Default Re: Do you still buy books?

    Whilst I don't BUY books I DO read them... Only I borrow from the library :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothel View Post
    When i was a kid there was a story in a school book about the "future" where bookd didn't exist and everything was read on computers. OMG it seemed so far-fetched, most of us had never even seen a computer (lol how old do I sound, this was in a small country school in the '80s)

    Yes it was called "Farenheit 451" I read it in highschool. Was about a society where books were illegal and they had 'firemen' who would come round and burn your books (Farenheit 451 being the temperature at which paper burns). So they had people read and memories books and then pass on that knowledge to keep the books alive.

    I myself haven't gotten into electronic books, although I haven't actually tried it yet so I guess I can't diss what I haven't tried. But I do like my 'real' books...nothing like it!

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    Default Re: Do you still buy books?

    I don't buy many books. I borrow 80% from the library and then probably 10% each buy hardcopy/electronic. I only really read 'trashy' ebooks, things that don't require a huge attention span. And I'll read those on the go, like if I'm waiting for an appointment or if DS is playing nicely on his own, because i know it will only last 30 mins max, which isn't really long enough to get into something more challenging.

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