A Completely Unbiased Survey about the Awesomeness of Ebooks
August 20, 2011
Please answer the following questions, and let us know which you think are best: electronic books that you check out from the library and read on your PC or your sleek new Nook or Kimble, OR traditionally published tree killers……paper books.
1. If you wanted to read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, (a fabulous fantasy saga that weighs 3 pounds in paper form), and you had carpal tunnel syndrome so it was very difficult to hold that much weight while lying in bed reading at night, would it be easier to check out the eBook from Overdrive and read it on your Nook, (.33 pounds) OR check out the paper book and renew it three times because you can only hold the brick up long enough to read one page per night?
2. In your opinion, is it more sensible to drive all the way to your local branch, burning untold gallons of carbon fuel, to check out Christopher Paolini’s latest title, Inheritance in traditional tree killer "book" form OR download the identical content from the comfort of your own home and read it on your e-reader?
3. If you found that the hottest new Charlaine Harris novel wasn’t available in large print yet, and you were a person of a certain age and though you didn’t really need large print, it made life a little easier, would you prefer to drag out your son’s sixth grade magnifying glass and struggle through that microscopic print in the regular "book" OR download the eBook from your library and read it on your groovy Nook or Kimble that lets you adjust the print to absolutely any size you want?
4. Does it make more sense to travel to the library every time you want to read a classic novel like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, put it on hold, wait several days for it to arrive, drive back to the branch to pick it up, keep it for only 4 weeks, and then drive back to the library to return it, OR download the eBook (or any of the other 35,000 public domain titles offered FOR FREE TO KEEP FOREVER) from the Project Gutenburg site?
Please type your responses in the comment area.
Thank you for participating in this Completely Unbiased Survey.