With the current technology, ebooks and e-readers are on a rise. It's just so much more convenient you know? At the same time, there's just something about reading a real book. Holding it in your hands just make it all the more special. It just feels different.
Ebooks are convenient to be sure. And now with the amazing screens of e-readers, it makes it seem as though you're really reading a real book. The quality is so much better, you can carry around millions of books, you can highlight on the go, check up the dictionary instantly for any unknown words, etc. The good points of ebooks and e-readers are vast.
However, they do lack one thing. As good as they are, they lack that feel of a holding a book in your hand. That admiring the book spine or the cover before finally deciding which book to pick up. And of course, the one thing that ebooks and e-readers will never be able to replicate is the smell of books. Old books have a certain musty smell which I love. I know, it seems weird, but it just appeals to me and brings me to a whole different place before I even touch the book! For new books, they have that new smell that makes you want to treasure the book and not fold any of the pages. Like, really really take care of the book. Yes, even for me, a super careless and clumsy person who never takes care of anything!
The reading experience is very important to most of us. Which is why many of us are unable to adapt to reading ebooks. At first, I was like that. I hated reading ebooks because I found them impersonal and cold. I couldn't really feel the book. But as time passed, I started loving ebooks. Reading on an e-reader is a joy because I can read anywhere. Even when the surroundings are dark, I don't have to care because of the backlight. I can read lying on my side. Which is something I absolutely love. (I'm very lazy!)
I still do love reading real books. The feel of holding them, of looking at them, especially the spines and of course, the smell and feel of the pages as you turn them is unbeatable. But as technology continues to advance, I think its time to adapt. Ebooks are convenient. And if you're a fast reader like me, and paranoid to boot, carrying around an ereader is so much more practical.
So what do you feel about ereaders and ebooks? Do you like them? They can never replace real books completely, but do you foresee reading more ebooks or real books?
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