Old-fashioned, Electronic, Audible – What do you prefer?

I got my very own Kindle for Christmas this year, which I’m very excited about. the problem currently is that I didn’t plan very well. I’ve got a couple of good old-fashioned books that I’m in the middle of and I need to finish them before I read something on my new toy.

The question today, inspired by WordPress’s Daily Post,  is “How do you prefer to read your books?” Are you one of those people who need to hold a book in their hands, feel the pages? Do you prefer e-books and if so what’s your reader of choice? Or do you prefer listening to books, hearing a good story while you’re driving or doing chores?

For me, I’m looking forward to reading e-books. I’m not a big fan of audio books. I usually only listen to light romances or mysteries while I’m walking the dog or working around the house. It’s not my preference, because I tend to get lost if the book is long or the plot at all complicated.

What about you?

14 Comments

  1. Ok let’s start with audio, too often the narrator annoys me, and they take so long to finish.

    E-books, ok could read those if I had a reader.

    BUT, I love printbooks, I love arranging them on my shelves and looking at them 🙂

  2. What a coincidence, we both posted about Kindles! I haven’t read a whole book on my Kindle yet, just samples and free novellas. I don’t dislike and I think I am starting to bond with it, but I still have to say paper books are the best. 🙂

  3. I never ever thought I would like reading with an ereader, but since I bought my Nook last March, I’m almost completely changed to ebooks. I do read an occasional print book and I listen to audios in the car, but ebooks are my definite choice.

  4. I have to say that it is interesting how people’s choices break down. Two years ago, it probably would have been almost 100% traditional books. I wonder what people’s preference will be two years from now.

  5. Truthfully I like all of them for different reasons. I love my Kindle and love reading eBooks. I find them so much easier on the eyes. I love listening to audiobooks at night to sleep. Yet there are times I still love to just hold a good old-fashioned book.

    Congrats on getting a Kindle. I hope you’ll love it- I do mine!

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