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In this digital media age, do you still like to read books (the printed kind)? And who are your favorite authors?

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Yes, I do prefer books. They are timeless, and they will exist well after the PC and the tablets.

My favorite autors...Stephen King, Terry Pratchet, John Grisham. Used to like Dean Koontz too, but his latest Apocalyptic stuff is kind of depressing.

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Yes, I also prefer printed books. I can't imagine reading a bedtime story to my children on an e-reader.

My favorite authors are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alistair MacLean, Clive Cussler and Agatha Christie.

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I bought a Kindle because our books were taking up too much space although I prefer the paper kind. The last paper book I read was a Viz annual my brother bought me for Christmas - one of the very few things that can make me laugh out loud. Jason and the Lagernaughts in search of a boozer called The Golden Fleece and filling in a seven-headed doorman - genius.

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Yes, paper all the way. Books by Grisham, Koontz (although not a big fan, bit dark), and Japanese novels.

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Books are like vinyl records: analog remnants in our digital era. Not especially convenient to access, transport, or store when compared to the e-reader format, but the information contained within has its own undeniable intrinsic value. Nostalgic treasure is still treasure. And just as the hefty packaging of a double disc like Physical Graffiti or White Album can not be appreciated in an MP3 file, the weight of an 400 page tome like Moby Dick just has a certain magnanimity that can not be conveyed through a monitor screen.

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Books are like vinyl records: analog remnants in our digital era.

Vinyl is still selling strong, it's the work material of countless DJs.

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I like my Nook Tablet because it can go everywhere with me. I do read books on my Nook but I still enjoy reading a real book with pages I can actually feel between my fingers. A good book goes quite well with a hot Chai latte and cinnamon scone. My favorite authors are: Jeffrey Archer, David Baldacci, Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Vincent Flynn (RIP), and James Herriot.

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I prefer printed books but there's a question of space and weight now that I'm living in Japan. I never feel comfortable or at home unless I have a personal library. Right now I'm switching most of my prose over to eBooks for convenience but still buying printed books for art-related topics and graphic novels. My favorite authors include Ray Bradbury, James Ellroy, Flannery O'Connor, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon and Phillip K. Dick. I will load my bookshelves to groaning state with stuff by Jack Kirby, Alex Toth and Al Williamson, too.

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Love the paper. I do have a kindle app on my iPad with loads of books but nothing beats cracking open a paperback.

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Yes, I like books but kindle is ever so conveneint for travelling And also for buying. Too many to list.

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Yes, I still read books.

My favourite authors are Toby Frost, Miyuki Miyabe, HG Wells and Harry Harrison, although there are plenty of other authors I like.

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There's something about the smell of an old paperback, it smells like history.

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The Internet is my book of choice nowadays,but I read The Millionaire Fast Lane a few months ago and really enjoyed. But 10-15+ years ago,I loved reading W.Somerset Maugham.Though his works were supposedly fiction,they didn't seem so,so I could enjoy.

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And here it's time to say to all book lovers here, that the world has just lost Terry Pratchett.

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Read mainly non-fiction with the occasional novel , so PCs, tablets etc have cut my costs and increased my reading.

But I can never go past the sensuality of a book. The look, the cover, the notes, the paper, the feel & as sensei258 said - even the smell.

Now on the desk next to me is a well thumbed copy of "The universe in a single atom" by the Dalai Lama. Just wouldn't be the same on a screen.

Favourite writers - many, but Kenzaburo Oe, Mishima, Dickens, Hesse, Richard Dawkins ....!

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Yes, I like to read paper. And when I'm too busy to sit still and read, audiobooks on my iPod. Sadly there will be no more books by my favourite author, Terry Pratchett, whose death at the age of 66 has been reported today.

RIP Mr Pratchett, and thank you for giving us the Discworld.

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Too many Authors to listb but Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne, Clive Barker and many more.

RIP Sir Terry Pratchett, I got all your books and each one is a often read Treasure. Love Good Omens.

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Falling asleep while reading a good book is one of Life's great pleasures. I love autobiographies by successful people.

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I do like to read paper books still, though I read far more on my tablet or Kindle these days.

Books have lovely aesthetics but are impractical in terms of size and space. So usually it is ebooks for me.

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While I do like to read a real physical book, the problem nowadays is the sheer size of physical books in hardback, which makes them unwieldy to hold for long periods of time.

That's why I've read several books using the Amazon Kindle app on my iPad Air. Given my relatively poor vision, I appreciate the ability to adjust the font size of the text display, which makes reading the text much easier. (Indeed, the ability to change font sizes has gotten many Baby Boomers reading books again, since we no longer need Large Print editions of books.)

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honestly I have become stupid and my iq unquestionably declines from reading 2-3 paragraph stories like on this website. i rarely read books and find i-readers not a suitable replacement because I like to skip back frequently to highlighted items which i cannot do on the screen. in 10 years we will be at neanderthal levels and our technology will own us.

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Print. Libraries exist because of print. Library fines also exist due to print - this motivates me to read the complete book.

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Physical books all the way. I have some my grandparents read as children and there's great memories attached to them.

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When it comes to non-fiction books like travel guides or technical books which get updated over time I prefer to use the digital version. They become obsolete when they get newer editions. I may get fictional titles on the e-reader too if I can't find the physical version. This helps save room & of course it is more portable to carry & you have less books to try & get rid of if you're done with them for good.

However, I find that for most fictional books (including manga) I like the physical version & if I had unlimited space I'd only have the physical version. There is something nice about "book smell". One of my favourite authors is the late Richard Laymon - The Celler, Flesh, & The Beast House were very good titles from him.

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Part of it may be generational, but I prefer print books. And ~ browsing through a bookstore, especially an old, used book store, is totally pleasurable, especially as opposed to scrolling through a list on yr computer or tablet.

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Yes, sometimes. I usually read from my Kindle, but I am trying to read from print books before I go to sleep at night.

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