The Great Debate: Which is better paper books or ebooks?

The Great Debate: Which is better paper books or ebooks?

Each week we debate the topics that drive you nuts, last week 91 per cent of you decided that streaming TV is worth it.

Paper

Jill Burgess, Reporter

I can spend an entire weekend reading, and when the guilt hits, people will tell you how lucky you are to have the time.

It’s not a matter of having the time but an addiction and it’s paperbacks for me every time.

Paperbacks are convenient to stuff in your bag or pocket, not too expensive and far more engaging than a boring screen.

And don’t tell me books don’t have a gorgeous printy papery smell that ebooks and apps can never have.

Ebooks

Jessica Nico, Deputy Editor

I read everywhere, on the train, on the couch, in bed, at work, at doctor’s offices, at the beach, you get the picture.

The last thing I want is to be carrying around a heavy 500+ pager in my handbag.

The ease of an ebook cannot be overlooked.

It’s as simple as whipping out the mobile phone or tablet already in my bag for work or a slimline e-reader that takes up very little room and weighs next to nothing.

Now I can enjoy a good read everywhere I go.

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