Its been a while now that I’ve wanted to write on one of the most discussed topics by book-lovers, book-addicts, book-works etc. Thanks to Erica for bringing it on. I’m finally writing a post on it.
For those of you who do not yet know, there is a
Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap
hosted by Erica where we share and discuss ideas on various topics each week.
Do check the link and participate.
This week’s topic is Printed books or E-books?
I’ve been curious to know that how many of us in today’s technology driven world still prefer the musty smelling hardbound paper-books? I’m almost certain that there still are considerate number of readers who love paper-books. For those of us with fast-paced hectic lives, maybe eBooks are comparatively portably convenient.
Now, well, yes I too voted for paper-books on Erica’s poll and wasn’t surprised to see that more than 76% voters had opted the same.
We book-lovers like nothing better than
the feel of pages between our fingers,
the musty smell of books that we sniff like maniacs,
the crunchy sound of turning old tattered pages
and best of all,
the divine feeling of attachment you experience from holding a book clamped to your chest.
This divine need can never be satisfied by the lifeless form of eBooks just like the heavenly bliss experienced while walking amidst aisles in massive bookstores can never be experienced with eBooks.
So yes, being a book-lover that I am, I totally agree as might you that paper-books have a magical effect on its readers which eBooks can probably never have. But when observed from a practical point of view, ones inclination is due to change.
I mean, yeah okay, I can yell, shout, confess 101 reasons why I love paper-books but that is besides the point.
The point is as long as you’re reading what you desire to read, does it really matter whether that’s an eBook or a printed book?
People who travel a lot, read while on the go and prefer eBooks as a home to numerous books in one device. However, eBooks need a constant supply of electricity which makes it convenient to use paper-books. And so on and so forth….
Therefore, I feel there is no point in a debate on a topic like such where the game is undoubtedly going to be a draw. What do you think?
I’d still love to know your choice of the two.
Do share your ideas. Printed books or E-books?
Which do you pick?
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- 18 Reasons to switch to eBooks/eReaders (gubatron.com)
- Gone Girl eBook Sells in Higher Than Ever Ratio Compared to Print (goodereader.com)
- Types of eBook Format: (welkynsolutions.wordpress.com)