In many of the discussions of ebooks around the interwebs, I often notice an exchange that goes something like this:
"I don't read ebooks because I don't have an ereader."
"Well, you can always read an ebook on your computer."
I can understand the appeal of ebooks if you have an ereader. But does anyone actually read whole books on their computer? I can't imagine actually doing this. Among other things, I'm sure the eye strain would give me some major headaches. There's no way I'm printing out an ebook, either. Can someone explain this to me?
I do this ALL the time. I just lay back on my bed with my laptop on my lap and read away. (I don't have an ereader- YET!!!) It doesn't strain my eyes at all (but I'm pretty much on the computer 24/7 anyway). The advantages are that I get the book immediately, it's cheaper than buying a regular book, and you are helping the environment a teeny tiny bit. Now, that's not to say that I also don't enjoy getting "normal" books, because I do! I still make my rounds at Books-a-Million whenever I can get over there. :)) Because nothing can ever replace the whole shiny new book on your bookshelf feeling. :))
Hope I could help!!!
-Kristen from The Cozy Reading Corner
I read a lot of books on my computer. I have the NOOK app, the KINDLE, and EDITIONS.
They open within the app just the way that PDF files do in ADOBE.
Please feel free to try them. Editions and Kindle are used most
Love them all.
I don't have an e-reader but I do have kindle and nook for the computer. I also read pdf versions and love google books. I don't mind sitting in front of the computer to read a book. I can still multitask while reading. I do wish I have a portable e-reader though. :( Maybe Santa will love me this year and leave me one, lol.
I have an ebook reader but occasionally if I have an ebook on my comp that I have transferred to my kindle and I can't wait to read it, I will read it on my comp.
In the days when I did not have a kindle I still bought ebooks and read them on my comp.
I've only recently got an e-reader and I used to read e-books on my computer. I never got headaches, but I like to read on the bus and I couldn't do this with a computer. I don't mind computer or laptop screens, but the electronic ink of the e-reader feels more comfortable for my eyes.
I'm a writer of children's picture books and have so much feedback on this subject!
Some children are daunted by the size of a book, but put them infront of a computer or ereader, they're more than happy. In these days of technology, children love it!
I've had really nice and helpful comments from parents, grandparents and carers who love sharing my stories with their little ones on Kindle for PC, as it is free and in colour.
As for the Kindle, my daughter has one and its brilliant for taking on holiday or just out and about. She's an avid reader and used to take 5 or 6 novels around with her! As for eye strain or headaches, I've not heard any bad press.
Anyway hope this helps answer your question.