November 17, 2012

Real Book vs. E-Reader

This seems to be the debate of the century...what is more popular, a good old hardcover book or the technology of an e-reader.

There are pros and cons to each of them and to be honest, I enjoy both of them.

When e-readers first came out, I never thought I would want one but then I thought about it; I read at an abnormally fast pace. I will finish a book and need to start another one immediately and I can't always run to the book store whenever I want.

Also, the books are slightly cheaper so that was a plus also. Ultimately, two years ago, my aunt convinced me to let her buy me a Barnes and Noble Nook for high school graduation. It was the best decision I ever made.

I LOVE my nook. It makes reading different and a little more fun. I had the classic Nook, with e-ink, not a tablet. My nook broke this summer so I got the new Nook Touch, plain and simple. I don't want to read on a tablet because that's similar to reading on a computer and that doesn't fly with me.

I love that I have access to books at any given time during the day. I could read as much as I want and always have something new to read.

Reading on an e-reader makes the time go faster; you don't realize how many pages are being turned which I really like.

An e-reader is practical; you can bring as many books as you like with you wherever you go. If you want to change what you're reading, you can do it with just the click of a button.


There are also so many different types of e-readers, nooks, kindles, tablets, and regular e-readers. There are so many options when it comes to e-readers and I really think it's a great gadget for a book worm to have.

Granted, there are those people who will never be able to give up their regular books. I am also one of those people.

There is nothing greater than spending hours in the book store, going down the aisles and picking out different books you want. 



A computer cannot take the place of that.

I still buy regular books because I will never not love the feeling of a real book. Turning the pages, holding the actual book in your hand, it's hard to explain but a computerized book just isn't the same.

I don't think books will ever be obsolete  because there are always going to be people who prefer a normal book but e-readers are taking over the world.

Whether you are a old time book lover or you joined the 21st century, all that matters is that you are reading :)




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