“Real” Books vs eBooks? Why?
The Books vs eBooks debate, a never ending battle between technophiles and purists….
This post will have to be short because I’m extremely tired and want to make the deadline before I pass out.
First off: I love my Kindle. I love that I can have hundreds of books on such a small device. It’s awesome for traveling with: I never run out of reading material no matter where I go. The battery life isn’t that bad on it either it can last for days without needing to be charged. By the time it comes to charge it I’ve already acquired more books that I want to load onto it anyways.
That being said, I still love real books more. There is something comforting about having shelves overflowing with books. I like the weight of books, I like the smell of books (old and new). I just adore books. If I had the choice between an e-version of a book or a physical copy I would choose the physical copy every time.
I don’t like reading on a computer or an iPad because I find that it stresses my eyes too much. It’s amazing the difference between a normal computer screen and the eInk screens on Kindles, Kobos etc. Not to mention the iPad is much heavier than the kindle or the kobo.
So if you travel a lot, or do a lot of reading on public transit I would recommend a Kindle or another ebook device. Yet, in my opinion nothing ever competes with a physical copy.