moonspinner (moonspinner) wrote,
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Paperless World - or not

‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ is the one Agatha Christie book I know I have not read, and I can get it for free by simply downloading it at the Project Gutenberg site.

I won’t.

I’ve tried reading e-books before. I actually read ‘The Burden’ (also AC under the Mary Westmacott pseudonym) as an e-book; I have downloaded copies of G. K. Chesterton’s works. But despite five years (?!?!?!!?) of reading online fan-fiction, the inclination, the necessity of ‘curling up with a good book’ has been far from purged from me and I don’t even mind shelling out the extra quid to do so.

So what does everyone else think?




Assuming they cost exactly the same, which version of a beloved book would you prefer to read?

An e-book.
0(0.0%)
A ‘real’ book.
15(100.0%)

What if the e-book was free and the ‘real’ book was not?

The e-book.
1(6.7%)
The real book if it wasn’t too expensive, say $7.00 or less.
10(66.7%)
The real book – regardless of the cost. I’d even prefer an expensively bound hard copy.
4(26.7%)

Have you ever printed and bound a favourite fan fiction story?

Yes
7(46.7%)
No
8(53.3%)

[For fan fiction writers] Do you print and bind your completed fan fiction story?

Yes
2(13.3%)
No
12(80.0%)
I will now!
1(6.7%)
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