Everyone has their own preference. Some insist reading on a Kindle or other electronic device takes away the romantic essence of actual books
While other readers contend that utilizing their Kindle allows them access to many more tomes than physically possible in paperback and hardback books. (Unfortunately, we don’t all have libraries the size of football fields.)
Books: Hardback and/or Paperback
Book hoarding is fun! As an obsessive reader, I dream of a personal library which rivals the Beast’s. Remember how impressed Belle looked when she saw it? I want a library that envokes that amount of awe in all who see it.
Bookmarks are also items in which I love to collect because they are invaluable with the many physical books I read. They are cute and colorful treasures I can add to my
book-hoarding room library.
I like to write personal remarks in the non-fiction books I’ve purchased. Making notes in the sidebars of many of my books on writing has proved very helpful to me. I also feel some sort of satisfaction underlining sentences in self-help books as if I’m taking a college course on their subject matter. (And, of course, if I ever pass along any of these books, I’m certain my underlining and notation expertise will be quite impressive to others who write or those on the path to self-assurance.)
Comic books don’t display their graphics the same way across all e-readers. Graphics just aren’t interpreted the same as words. Consequently, a comic book in ebook form can look very different on one electronic device over another. The feel of the magazine-slick pages thinly bundled together with an artfully stunning cover is part of the comic book experience for this reader.
With a physical book I can easily see how far into the story I’ve read (or how much farther I need to read) simply by comparing how many pages lie in my left palm vs. my right.
I love that when I forget my paperback or Kindle, I can still read a book on my cell phone with the Kindle app.
For me, I’ll never be able to choose between ebooks and physical books. I like them both. They both have specific applications for me.
Can you think of other arguments for one or the other? I’d love to hear them.
Whichever you prefer, just keep reading!