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  • can someone list out pros vs cons in having an ereader vs a book?

    like one of the main reasons why i read is to get away from the screen; how does it feel on your eyes to read?

    i also feel like having physical books in your room feels really nice, too, but im starting to have a lot.. plus physical books are really expensive compared to just torrenting books.

    thoughts?

  • Sep 6
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    watch this OP

  • Sep 6
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    Support your local library

  • Sep 6
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    maxx

    watch this OP

    !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LldUjtsJcdw

    interesting - do you agree on the screen aspect he stated? like i started reading just to get away from the blue light, dopamine, reward center activation stuff that happens whenever we look at a screen

  • I use readera and is truly comfortable, you can change the colour of the pages to a darker tone if the light bothers.
    plus if you're reading a bigger book is simply better, you can do it while you're waiting the bus, a friend, etc.

  • Book x1000

  • Sep 7
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    This is Bow

    Support your local library

    I grabbed the Kobo Clara and you can rent from your local library using Libby. Recommend it

  • Sep 7

    im poor af so i just torrent stuff for my kindle

  • I typically do audiobooks when I feel like reading
    Provides a better absorption experience and easier on the eyes

  • space cadet

    interesting - do you agree on the screen aspect he stated? like i started reading just to get away from the blue light, dopamine, reward center activation stuff that happens whenever we look at a screen

    yes. i hate reading on screens too but its very different on a kindle

    anyone who tells you that books are supposedly SOOO much better I think do so because they have not actually tried an ereader

  • Sep 7
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    Get an e-ink reader without a backlight. Ideally a model with a relatively simple UI.

    Combines the benefits of focused, deep reading and the convenience e-books. No backlight or LED screen also helps avoid eye strain, interference with sleep, etc.
    The downside is that, generally, the models that fit these specifications are pretty niche and expensive. But if you are a heavy reader it's an excellent investment.

  • vien

    I grabbed the Kobo Clara and you can rent from your local library using Libby. Recommend it

    I was looking at Kobo too - just bought Kobo Clara. I'll let yall know how it goes !

  • Sep 7
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    Wait

    Kobo's testing out lockscreen ads in certain countries

  • Sep 7
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    I cant seem to ditch real books no matter how much I try.

    Buying, reading and then putting a book on my shelf is very rewarding

  • Sep 7
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    I just torrent and read of my phone mostly lol

  • kiddash3r

    I cant seem to ditch real books no matter how much I try.

    Buying, reading and then putting a book on my shelf is very rewarding

    I love this the same, but I鈥檝e also bought some books that I felt like eh and then they鈥檙e becoming more like homework I have to finish than actually reading this for my enjoyment. I love that I can just download a dozen books on my MacBook and put them on iCloud and then read a bit and pick out which ones are worth finishing. Books are kinda expensive and it feels like a waste if I don鈥檛 like em.

  • Sep 8
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    coltrup

    Get an e-ink reader without a backlight. Ideally a model with a relatively simple UI.

    Combines the benefits of focused, deep reading and the convenience e-books. No backlight or LED screen also helps avoid eye strain, interference with sleep, etc.
    The downside is that, generally, the models that fit these specifications are pretty niche and expensive. But if you are a heavy reader it's an excellent investment.

    do you have any recommendations for models that would fit this?

  • Marble

    I just torrent and read of my phone mostly lol

    You are a mad man NGL. Reading off your phone sounds like hell

  • Sep 8
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    DS2

    do you have any recommendations for models that would fit this?

    kobo or kindle fam

  • Sep 8
    space cadet

    kobo or kindle fam

    true true, I was looking into the paperwhite but just wasn't sure if there were (considerably) better options since they mentioned that certain models are niche/expensive

    kindle seems like it has everything im looking for and is 30% off rn so I don't see any reason not to cop one ill always still read physical books but the convenience and cost savings of e-readers seems so nice

  • R1CH 馃捀
    Sep 8
    This is Bow

    Support your local library

  • R1CH 馃捀
    Sep 8

    Don鈥檛 care for e-readers personally

    Physical books >>

  • Semi 馃惉
    Sep 18

    I really want an ereader to keep on me so I always have a bank of books to read

  • coltrup

    Get an e-ink reader without a backlight. Ideally a model with a relatively simple UI.

    Combines the benefits of focused, deep reading and the convenience e-books. No backlight or LED screen also helps avoid eye strain, interference with sleep, etc.
    The downside is that, generally, the models that fit these specifications are pretty niche and expensive. But if you are a heavy reader it's an excellent investment.

    an OG kindle 1st gen does this well but my only complaint is that they tend to lag when you first start a book

    ive been buying physical books recently and i like it as well

  • Sep 26

    Piracy>