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message 1: by Paulfozz (new)

Paulfozz Just come across this, a poll in the Guardian that showed more 16-24's liked printed books to ebooks, which is a pleasant surprise!

There's an online poll leading from that which currently shows 79% preferring printed books!

"Mitchell said that qualitative comments about preferring physical books included things like "I collect", "I like the smell", and "I want full bookshelves"."

I can relate to that! :-D

message 2: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments I love it!! My eleven year old niece was here for the holiday, and was just telling me yesterday how she doesn't care for electronic books because they "just don't feel real." Although I have both a kindle and a nook- they were gifts, I will always prefer printed books. I read somewhere that printed books were going to be like audio cassette's and just vanish one day. I hope not, that's the stuff of nightmares!

Vale (BooksAndTea58) (booksandtea58) | 8 comments I totally agree! I am 16 (almost) and I adore paper books. Actually I have read just one ebook and I have to say that there's a huge differency between them! I vote for paper, I'll always do. :)

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