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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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eReaders vs. Books

This will be a fight to the death, and I think we all know which one will inevitably come out on top. With iPads, Kindles, Nooks, and other reading tablets being so convenient, books in hard copy really don't stand a chance for much longer. And I think that's really sad.

I love the bookstore, the smell of books, and how cool and intelligent I seem with an overflowing bookshelf. I love being able to flip through pages and see and feel my progress. I love seeing the the spine get new creases as I keep reading. And don't even get me started on my love of bookmarks.

But I also love my Kindle.
I'm so guilty! I used to carry around books everywhere, and my shoulders would hurt from my purse being so heavy. Now, I can carry around as many books as I want with barely any weight. Plus being able to download samples, highlight and save quotes, and buy whatever book whenever I want is oh so wonderful.

However, I don't think I will ever buy a Kindle version of a book I already own, and I will still go to the bookstore and buy a book in hard copy if I want to.

I don't want books to die! But I'm afraid they will soon.

What do you guys think? Do you have a preference between e-readers and books? Do you have both? Would you be upset if books as we know them were no more?


  1. There is a sensory pleasure in turning each crisp new page, or smelling an old love, or collecting special gilt-edged editions. What else am I going to fill my room with? Paintings? Flowers? Am I a widow? Books only. Accept no substitutes.

  2. This is a constant struggle for me, because while I like everything about real books, e-readers are just so much more convenient! So I've started buying books that I'm actually going to read all the way through for my ipad, and then getting lots of fun coffee table-esque books that I can flip through or show off at home.

  3. I love the feel and smell of a traditional book, but at some point unless you're rich enough to have a library in your apartment you run out of space fast! Plus I love that with my kindle or ipad I can fall asleep reading and not lose my page. Always a bonus!

    1. I never thought of that benefit of never losing the page! Haha it's so true.