Tonyblack wrote:You also can't read an ebook on a plane while you are waiting for it to take off as it's classed as an electronic item.
I frequently chuckle when I watch Star Trek and see them all with the PADDs, which look a lot like Kindles - but they also read 'real' books. Picard likes real books so much that he gives them as presents.
I can see that ebooks have certain things going for them, but I'm not ready to get one yet. However, I have been known to download stuff to the Kindle on my laptop. But only if they are free. And I really find it difficult to actually read anything on there.
As to whether ebooks are cheaper - well I buy an awful lot of books for next to nothing from charity shops. It's something that I get a great deal of pleasure out of. And I'll often buy a book from there that I wouldn't normally spend full price on. I couldn't do that with ebooks. Charity shops make a good deal of money through selling second hand books.
Who's Wee Dug wrote:I prefer my books but I also like my kindle, so I can comfortably read large doorstop novels without getting aching hands.
hattie wrote:But what really annoys me, is that I own nearly all of PTerry's books in paper form but would have to buy them again and pay again for the Kindle copies which I am not going to. So I got them from someone else...but I dont understand why you don't just get the free ebook when you buy the paper book.
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