As a reading specialist, teacher, and avid reader myself, I am interested in reading research. This study shows that students often learn better when they read print v. screen reading materials : Study: text v. screen
For everyday leisure reading, I am fine with a kindle or screen reading. In fact, it’s more convenient so I read MORE. But when I need DEPTH? Then I need paper. Might be true for many others, according to this study.
I am not, in any way, denigrating the power of e-texts to engage us to read. I read so much more now that I can quickly and easily access texts on my Kindle. I am, and my colleagues have been concerned, about the pushing of e-texts in formal education, textbooks on iPads, etc.
What about you? Do you prefer to read using paper texts or e-texts?