One of the things that intrigues me about reading is how some people are so passionate about printed books and others are perfectly content with electronic stories. Some readers are fairly polarised about this issue but I tend to read both.
As a writer and avid reader of narratives, it fascinates me that many have really strong opinions on this matter. Below are some of the points that people I know have made about the two types of books.
– Easy to read on the move as they can be accessed using your mobile phone, kindle reader or iPad.
– Navigable. You can use a drop-down list to select what chapter or page you want to find instantly.
– They track where you have got to, even updating different devices. If I read on my iPad kindle app, it will update my phone app too so I always know where I am. No bookmarks falling out and making me lose my place.
– Kindle books are usually cheaper, often just a few pounds or up to ten pounds if newer.
– Ebooks take up less space.
– They smell good when freshly opened. Nothing beats the feel of a brand new book.
– Being compact, they are great to take on trains or read on holiday by the beach.
– You can make notes in them or add post-it notes. Some readers like to highlight sections or add comments.
– Books can be handed to friends to read when you have finished or sold on afterwards.
– Paperback books tend to hurt your eyes less as they don’t emit bright lights.
This was just a fun book related post as I have had a very busy few days. Please comment your thoughts on the matter and maybe follow my little blog.