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General Hardy Boys Discussion => General Hardy Boys POLLS => Topic started by: Hardy on April 15, 2012, 07:40:10 PM

Title: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Hardy on April 15, 2012, 07:40:10 PM
If you could have any Hardy Boys book, would you want it to be hardcover, paper, or ebook? I'm willing to read them as any of those, but prefer hardcover. 8)
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on April 15, 2012, 10:06:22 PM
You need an 'I'll read them in any format' option. ;)
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Hardy on April 15, 2012, 10:48:08 PM
You need an 'I'll read them in any format' option. ;)

I tried to see if it would allow me to modify the poll, but it won't. I should have included that option, because I definitely will read the books in any format, too. ;D But do you prefer one over another? :)
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: MacGyver on April 15, 2012, 11:03:50 PM
Hmm- can't say I have any real preference necessarily. I'll read The Hardy Boys in pretty much any format. I will say that E-book would probably be my least favorite option, though I have attempted to read books online before. (Back in yon olden days, otherwise known as circa 1996-1997, when I was looking up public domain copies of the Sherlock Holmes short stories online to read- and even that was cumbersome and tedious. So yeah- I'd prefer an actual physical book, but I don't care so much if it's paperback or hardback. Either one is good.
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on April 16, 2012, 10:51:35 AM
I tried to see if it would allow me to modify the poll, but it won't. I should have included that option, because I definitely will read the books in any format, too. ;D But do you prefer one over another? :)

Paperback. They're easier to squeeze into my messengers bag. :)
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Hardy on April 16, 2012, 03:44:34 PM
Hmm- can't say I have any real preference necessarily. I'll read The Hardy Boys in pretty much any format. I will say that E-book would probably be my least favorite option, though I have attempted to read books online before. (Back in yon olden days, otherwise known as circa 1996-1997, when I was looking up public domain copies of the Sherlock Holmes short stories online to read- and even that was cumbersome and tedious. So yeah- I'd prefer an actual physical book, but I don't care so much if it's paperback or hardback. Either one is good.

An ereader is better than reading on the computer, another friend of mine has one and let me check it out. 8) You can easily go to the next page and all so it flows pretty well. :)

Paperback. They're easier to squeeze into my messengers bag. :)

Cool, true. 8)
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: MacGyver on April 16, 2012, 03:48:38 PM
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An ereader is better than reading on the computer, another friend of mine has one and let me check it out.  You can easily go to the next page and all so it flows pretty well.
Well, I'm sure that probably is true too- a good factor to consider. Nonetheless, I'm just old-fashioned on these things I guess- lol. I'd rather have an actual physical book- though I don't care if it's paperback or hardback necessarily.
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Hardy on April 16, 2012, 04:17:36 PM
Well, I'm sure that probably is true too- a good factor to consider. Nonetheless, I'm just old-fashioned on these things I guess- lol. I'd rather have an actual physical book- though I don't care if it's paperback or hardback necessarily.

Oh, I agree the actual paper book is best. 8) I'm willing to read the Hardy Boys books in any format. ;D
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: P. Walker on April 16, 2012, 05:43:21 PM
An ereader is better than reading on the computer, another friend of mine has one and let me check it out. 8) You can easily go to the next page and all so it flows pretty well. :)

Cool, true. 8)
so true. i bought a Nook a few weeks ago and I love it...even so i still like having a collection of physical books to show. the only thing thats loaded onto my Nook are public domain works.
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Hardy on April 16, 2012, 06:30:12 PM
so true. i bought a Nook a few weeks ago and I love it...even so i still like having a collection of physical books to show. the only thing thats loaded onto my Nook are public domain works.

8) I have a friend with a Nook and one with a Kindle and they both love them. 8) A happy full bookshelf of paper books is even better than a virtual one, but both are nice. :) There are a lot of books I've come across online that are in public domain that I would like to read. 8)
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on April 16, 2012, 06:46:20 PM
I have a Kindle Touch, with quite a few Casefiles on it. :D
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Hardy on April 16, 2012, 07:42:02 PM
I have a Kindle Touch, with quite a few Casefiles on it. :D

That Kindle Touch is cool! 8) I don't have one, but that and the Kindle Fire is very appealing! And so is the iPad!  8)
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: MacGyver on April 16, 2012, 11:34:22 PM
I'm glad for these e-readers that are at least getting people interested in reading books. That is always a positive. :)
(And yes, I would be okay with reading a book and certainly a Hardy Boys book in that format if needs be- but I don't think it would be my preferred option.)
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Hardy on April 17, 2012, 05:36:06 PM
Reading good books in any format is cool. ;D But if you want to mark out a word, it is better to do that with paper than an ereader.  :o Jk, lol ;) :D
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2012, 10:11:09 PM
You can use whiteout on an ereader. ;D
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Katie on April 17, 2012, 10:32:49 PM
Like you'd ever need to whiteout any words in a Hardy Boys book. :o :P Okay, so there was that one time, but just once! :-[
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 08:08:29 AM
Hopefully you'd never need to mark out any words in a Hardy Boys book- but yeah, unfortunately there have been some words I'd rather not see there....
Maybe we should stick with a highlighter to mark all the really great passages! :)
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on April 18, 2012, 09:33:07 AM
You can use whiteout on an ereader. ;D

I'm not sure how well that would work. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Bigfootman on April 18, 2012, 11:27:59 AM
Here's the realease dates for the upcoming Hardy Boys ebooks.
Burned will be released on April 24, 2012 in eBook
Comic Con Artist will be released on May 15, 2012 in eBook
Wreck and Roll will be released on August 21, 2012 in eBook
Blown Away will be released on May 08, 2012 in eBook
Pushed will be released on May 08, 2012 in eBook
Top Ten Ways to Die will be released on April 24, 2012 in eBook
Death and Diamonds will be released on May 08, 2012 in eBook
Trouble in Paradise will be released on May 08, 2012 in eBook
Martial Law will be released on April 24, 2012 in eBook
Wanted will be released on July 03, 2012 in eBook
Rocky Road will be released on April 24, 2012 in eBook
Double Trouble will be released on May 15, 2012 in eBook
Kidnapped at the Casino will be released on July 03, 2012 in eBook

Here's the release dates for the upcoming Nancy Drew ebooks:
Lights, Camera . . . will be released on April 24, 2012 in eBook
Ticket Trouble will be released on April 24, 2012 in eBook
The Scarlet Macaw Scandal will be released on May 01, 2012 in eBook
Bad Day for Ballet will be released on June 19, 2012 in eBook
Trouble at Camp Treehouse will be released on June 26, 2012 in eBook
Ski School Sneak will be released on April 24, 2012 in eBook
Dressed to Steal will be released on May 22, 2012 in eBook
Intruder will be released on May 29, 2012 in eBook
Without a Trace will be released on April 24, 2012 in eBook
The Lemonade Raid will be released on July 31, 2012 in eBook
The Thanksgiving Surprise will be released on July 03, 2012 in eBook
Trade Wind Danger will be released on May 08, 2012 in eBook
What happened to the "Strange Memories" ebook that was supposed to be released a year or two ago?
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 11:33:03 AM
Thanks for the rundown, Dan.
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Olivia on April 18, 2012, 03:51:34 PM
I said paperback because the Casefiles are in paperback. But also 'cause they're easier to carry around.

For non-series books, like biographies, I prefer the hardcover.

Paperback. They're easier to squeeze into my messengers bag. :)

Agreed.
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on April 18, 2012, 04:05:26 PM
I said paperback because the Casefiles are in paperback.

That's another good reason. :)
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 04:07:32 PM
Most all of The Hardy Boys books are in paperback- the Digests, the Casefiles, the Undercover Brothers and other spinoff series and books. The hardbacks are mainly the Original Series, though they have been released in paperback form too (in England, that is). And of course, some of the Digests and Casefiles have been released as hardbacks too, as well as a few of the spinoff books.
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: Hardy on April 18, 2012, 06:55:22 PM
What happened to the "Strange Memories" ebook that was supposed to be released a year or two ago?

I just looked it up, but didn't see anything about a release date for that title. Thanks for the list of ebooks to be released, Dinosaur Dan. :)

Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: P. Walker on April 19, 2012, 03:04:15 PM
 
You can use whiteout on an ereader. ;D

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Reading Hardy Boys books
Post by: JoeHardyRocks on May 29, 2012, 11:02:50 PM
Paperback- classic :)