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    Since I got my Ipad I have not purchased one paperback book. I love the convenience of just being able to download books and not have them sitting in a book shelf forever causing clutter until I can be bothered giving them to the library or vinnies.

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    I use the library and go to book swaps. I've never downloaded a book for pleasure, only e-books for uni research.

    I spend a lot of my work planning in front of a screen, the last thing I want to do is have to carry a screen around to read.

    Plus a e-reader can't double as a coaster, I can't leave it on the floor next to the couch, i can't fall asleep with it in my hands and let it drop to the floor, I can't fold it to fit in the glovebox. I can't leave it around my kids and I wouldn't feel safe reading it in the bathtub.

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    My preference is for "real" books, my second preference is for audiobooks and my final and least favourite preference is for e-books. Unfortunately I read the majority of my books on my iPhone. I still buy paperbacks here and there but if there's a book in a series that's coming out, I've usually pre-ordered it on Amazon so it DLs as soon as it's available!

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    I love audio books

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    I love, love, love my e-reader. I've had it for a couple of years now and haven't bought a book since. I was a total bibliophile and had thousands of books but now just love the convenience of my e-reader. I have a Sony which is only for reading, not like an iPad / tablet etc which are backlit, so it's really easy on my eyes. Also, it's easy to hold, so when I was breast feeding I could read without waking up the baby. The cover has a built in light and I can put it in a waterproof cover so I can read in the pool, at the beach etc without worrying about ruining it. As you can see, I'm a total convert. I read about 5 books a week and still borrow 'real' books from the library but only if I can't get it in epub format.


 

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