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JCC Census Books: What's your Preference?

Discussion in 'Community' started by SithSense, Jul 9, 2019.

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How do you prefer the written word?

Poll closed Jul 8, 2020.
  1. - Paper

    80.4%
  2. - E-Readers (Kindle, Nook, etc.)

    17.9%
  3. - Audiobook

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. - Listening to the Audiobook while reading along with the Paper or E-Reader.

    1.8%
  1. SithSense

    SithSense Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sep 29, 2002
    Additionally: What are your summer readings?


    My default preference is paper; I LOVE the smell of bookstores.
    However when it comes to summer reading on family vacations, I find my Nook to be the most useful as I can literally have a hundred books at my fingertips. Additionally, I can tap into wifi to keep up with national news.

    Current summer reading:
    - finishing up 'A Storm of Swords'
    - 'His Excellency: George Washington'
    - 'Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, the Bill of Rights, and the Election that Saved a Nation'
    - 'The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II'
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  2. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    May 25, 2002
    I also prefer paper books but I do have a Kindle Paperwhite. I mostly use that for older books that Amazon UK has for 99p or so. I'm not a real fan of audio books as I like to listen to music while I read in the evenings. And trying to read one book and listen to another just doesn't work. I usually have one fiction book, one 'other' (non-fiction or short stories) and one e-book on the go at the same time.
     
  3. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Apr 3, 2002
    I am no luddite. But I'll have to be dragged into a non-paper book world kicking and screaming.
     
  4. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Oct 4, 1998
    I'd rather read paper, but e-books are much easier to transport. I don't care to listen to books; all too often my mind wanders and I can't figure out how far back I need to go to pick up where I lost track. It's so much easier to pause while reading.
     
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  5. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I used to feel that way - touch screens and I just don't get along. But I found that a stylus works just fine on the Kindle (tried it out at the local PC World before ordering the Kindle). Most of my book purchases are still paper but I do have a growing collection of Kindle titles.
     
  6. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Sep 27, 2000
    I used to think I'd never get past paper books, but when I actually got a Kindle, it was wonderful. It makes it possible to hold a book with one hand. It's much easier than holding open a stubborn paperback.

    Secondarily, I do love audiobooks on my commute. They go slowly, but I read just as slowly because I basically narrate like it's an audiobook when I read.
     
  7. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I found a few older books that Amazon UK either only had on Kindle or where the pbs were overly expensive (mostly horror ones in the Lovecraft tradition). So those were my first downloads.
     
  8. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Aug 16, 2002
    I prefer paper, but I go with e-books on my Kindle Paperwhite (LCD screens are terrible for reading) too. Usually public domain stuff.

    I dislike audiobooks. I like backtracking and I like imagining my own voices and such.
     
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  9. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    Mar 14, 2004
    audiobooks are nice on long road trips, otherwise paper for me.
     
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  10. FatBurt

    FatBurt Chosen One star 6

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    Jul 21, 2003
    Prefer paper but all new purchases are on kindle for convenience
     
  11. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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    Apr 17, 2006
    Paper for me. I have an audible and an e-reader, but it's way easier to read on paper.
     
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  12. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    Apr 14, 2009
    The kinds with speech bubbles or pop up pictures.
     
  13. Fifi Kenobi

    Fifi Kenobi Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 13, 2019
    I prefer paper but I do my liberry books on the kindle. Audio books I can never follow - I listen to them at night so they never get finished. I particularly like the Harry Potter audio books as it sounds like a children's bedtime story.
     
  14. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Sep 27, 2000
    The Harry Potter audiobooks are good, but I have to say, the Jim Dale American ones are actually better than the Stephen Fry British ones. I adore Fry, but Jim Dale is just amazing at doing over a hundred distinct voices that you grow to love and identify easily.
     
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  15. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    Oct 28, 2014
    I'm big on physical books. I actually have the Kindle app on my Smartphone (don't own a tablet), but I haven't really used it much. I have the Hoopladigital app courtesy of my library that allows me to read comics & graphic novels, so use it when I'm not home just to kill time. Funny thing is when I bought the Ahsoka novel a few years ago, I accidentally purchased the digital version off of Amazon. It didn't occur to me to cancel it, but in the end I'm not bothered by it. I probably should've just traded it for the audiobook, because Ashley Eckstein reads it herself.
     
  16. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Five Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Mar 4, 2011
    I love my Kindle. It fits in my purse so I can take my whole library with me wherever I go, all my highlighted passages from all my books are in one place, and the books insta-download when they are released.

    That said—any sort of reference book that relies on illustrations, I’ll order in hardcover, and the Kindle does have a disadvantage as far as it being hard to backtrack.
     
  17. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    Dec 19, 2015
    The main advantage of paper books for me is that I can really inhabit them and not come out until I'm done. With the Kindle app every book I read becomes just one more scene in the vast short attention span theater of my iPhone and gets allocated the same level of attention as incoming alerts and emails and texts.
     
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  18. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Sep 27, 2000
    Ah see I agree with Evan: no reading on LCD screens. I have my Kindle voyage, which has some light backlighting but is an eReader with its lovely imitation of paper. Easier on the eyes. And I just couldn't read a book on my phone or whatever anyway.
     
  19. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Five Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    My Kindle is a 2011 paperwhite version with a keyboard. No LCD screen. I did have to resort to reading on my iPad on an extended weekend vacation when I forgot my Kindle, but that’s not the norm for me.
     
  20. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood Skywalker Saga/Fun&Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Nov 7, 2014
    I still prefer paper books, I've tried reading on tablets but I just don't care for it and my eyes get tired faster.
     
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  21. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah that's why you need an eReader! Seriously they're so great. I still don't quite understand how they work and consume so little power. I know it's basically because they only use power to change to a new age, not to display the current one.... but still...
     
  22. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 13, 2005
    I used to swear by physical books. And then I had the two tyrant tiny toddler overloads take over my live. Leaving me with physical books that get snatched from me while read, bookmarks that get taken away, covers and pages that get ripped out, and my lap that gets climbed on should I try to read.

    Now, when I have the chance, I still read the physical book. But, I also opt for audiobooks so that when I'm at the gym or something I can just listen.
     
  23. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Jul 13, 2008
    E-reader and audiobooks, but never at the same time because I tried that once and it was awful.
     
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  24. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 4, 1999
    Listening to the Audiobook while reading along with the Paper or E-Reader.

    this is a thing?
     
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  25. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Jul 13, 2008
    Amazon certainly wants it to be a thing.
     
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