Post by Dixie - dixsterling on Nov 26, 2014 14:32:44 GMT -5
As for turning pages virtually vs. actually, there was a recent report of a study suggesting comprehension and information retention are adversely affected when using e-readers versus physical books. Since what I am reading on my Kindle is mostly pulp fiction, I'm not terribly concerned.
Post by StellaZiganti/Suzanne on Nov 26, 2014 15:18:19 GMT -5
I heard this too, but the article I read said it was something to do with retaining information from various modesty delivery depends on the way we learned to read... So e-readers might not be best for us, but are fine for our kids? Idk. My son reads and processes info off the computer just fine but I often prefer to print it out as the hard copy seems to help me. Maybe we aw the missing links.
I was also very against the idea of e-readers ...until I got one. I didn't like that the screen doesn't show a whole page's worth of text (unless you make the font microscopic) or that there are no page numbers, no pages to turn, etc. But I was starting to feel like a hoarder, surrounded by my piles of read-and-to-be-donated and to-be-read paperbacks. So I bit the bullet and got a kindle. After a brief adjustment period, I realized I quite like it for reading certain things. But I still want hard copy for cookbooks and how-to's and reference books.
As for turning pages virtually vs. actually, there was a recent report of a study suggesting comprehension and information retention are adversely affected when using e-readers versus physical books. Since what I am reading on my Kindle is mostly pulp fiction, I'm not terribly concerned. But if I were going to be tested on the content of what I read?
I am a bit like you. I think Kindles are great for travelling. Especially now I travel a lot. They are light weight, I can add it to my bag without taking up loads of room, and they are easy to read on a cramped train/airplane. However, I love books. I love to read them when I am home and in the bath. I know so many book people who were so anti e-readers, even my book worm sister countrybarnsie1978 eventually got one and even tried to do a hard sell on me to get one a few years ago! I never thought she would turn to the 'dark side'!
Post by wildazaleastudio on May 15, 2015 12:42:17 GMT -5
I recently discovered Library2Go. I've had a Nook reader for years but never really used it. Now that I can borrow from my library with little effort I'm hooked. My biggest problem is remembering which ones I've already read. I'm only reading fiction too so not concerned about comprehension. It would be interesting to try something else and see if comprehension is different than with books. I still prefer books but this is so easy to download another one.