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When the Book Fights the Bookweight…

Someone, a book blogger, asks, to be honest, if I prefer an e0reader or an actual book. I love my iPad when I have trouble laying a book flat on the table. When even a bookweight doesn’t press the book flat down, the flat screen of iPad comes to rescue. The device actually shows the actual format (left and right pages) of a book.

10 Responses

  1. so pretty! I still can’t really get into reading ebooks, though. Don’t know why. :O/

  2. But surely reading books on an iPad is hard on the eyes. Isn’t the screen backlit?

    • Yes it is, so I cannot read for over two hours. Most of my readings are still real books because I can not part with that feeling of holding a book in my hands.

  3. I have found that one of the very best uses for the kindle is to handle a very large book. I read the recent bios of Cleopatra and Michel de Montaigne on my kindle and was pleased not to have to carry large books around. But other things — not so much. The ipad is really lovely, by the way, and good for some bookish things (I use it for reading books with pictures — home design, fashion — my non-fiction pleasures).

    • I read magazines and pictorials with my iPad for the sheer visual quality. It’s a great substitute for magazines because mine always end up dog-eared with folded corners. It’s easier just to get the e-version. Pictorials are great on the screen.

  4. I’ve no interest in getting an e-reader at all, but I’ve wanted one of these iPad since they first came out. They seem like the next logical step in “publishing” to me. Why bother with what is basically an electronic book, when you can marry a book with the functionality of a computer which is what I see people doing with iPads and devices like them.

    Perhaps if I live long enough to see the price come down.

    • You have a good point there James. I have always wanted a device that is a reader and an internet platform, especially when I travel. The iPad, although it’s backlit, and that strains my eyes after a continuous period, is perfect for my needs. I also like how it retains the book format. Just a click and the page is turned.

  5. Thank goodness we now have so many options for how we will read. I find my Kindle indispensable for travel and will definitely buy an iPad in the future. I’m still hoping they will lower the cost around the holidays.

    • I love Kindle for its e-ink as supposed to the backlit iPad. An iPad is capable for more in the regard of internet. I can now carry the iPad with me, say, when I go to Asia with books, emails, blogging all in one device.

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