Paperback or Digital Print, which is better?

I saw this new book that was raved by HBR a couple of minutes ago, the reviews for it was so darn good , I was so tempted to click on buy in Amazon, It was on offer anyway, $25.99 down to a cool $15.27.  Then the big question here came when I wanted to choose paperback or eBook.

Some pros and cons for having



  1. Touch (tangible feel of holding and feeling the book)
  2. The smell of printed paper (not sure if this is a pro but for me it is) its like smelling new money


  1. Take up space
  2. Will have mildews after keeping for some time

Digital Print


  1. Cheaper (not sure if its cheaper)
  2. Easy on the weight, you can carry like 100 books in 1 device


  1. Might get corrupted
  2. Your reader might run out of juice
  3. You have to buy a reader before you can start reading. $$$

So What would you choose ? help me decide at the polls below



9 responses

  1. Paper back anyway! When I grow old I want thousands of books around me in my study!


    17/05/2012 at 5:05 pm

    • Thousands ? wow .. that would surely make one good library, when I was young I always wanted to have those 2 tier with ladder type.. so cool


      17/05/2012 at 5:12 pm

      • Oh man!! don’t even remind me of the 2 tier ladders, they look so LEGIT!


        17/05/2012 at 6:30 pm

      • haha, well that was a dream when I was younger..


        17/05/2012 at 8:15 pm

  2. You can’t beat a real book. E-reader handy for holidays but not for every day bookaholics I think.


    17/05/2012 at 5:21 pm

    • that’s what my other friend told me.. its funny how people use E-reader for holiday.


      17/05/2012 at 5:22 pm

      • Before I had my kids & we went on lazy holidays I used to take 20 paperbacks in my case. I can see the advantage of the e-reader for that reason but what about when you fall asleep reading the book & it falls over the edge of the bed – bye bye e-reader I would suspect!


        17/05/2012 at 5:24 pm

      • oh my..lugging 20 is pretty excessive, I am guessing you read about a book a day with that kinda speed you should be able to finish it all.


        17/05/2012 at 8:17 pm

      • I used to let them behind then to make way for any shopping I’d do. I am lucky if I read a book a week now – the joys of motherhood!


        17/05/2012 at 9:14 pm

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