Through years I’ve read many books.E-books as well as paperbacks.Off lately, it’s mostly been ebooks. Having read both formats honestly I prefer paperback a.k.a physical books. Sure ebooks are easier and more accessible ; you can carry 100’s of them at a time in a eReader but nothing beats the thrill of reading a paperback.
Nothing beats the smell of a book.The way the pages are perfectly aligned.Nothing beats the feeling you get when you’ve got through reading most of book and seeing first hand how many pages you’ve covered .The silly fun of straightening out those dog-eared pages.It is great to see the crisp white pages turn into sepia tones,seeing it age gracefully.
Old books are even better than new ones. It seems to have a character of its own.Most people don’t like the idea of secondhand books but I honestly like it.It has its own story.Wondering about the odd notes in pages by someone or seeing the name of the original owner on the first page,their thought process while reading the same; which leads to a whole world on its own.If I have to say it in two words,I’d say — paperback’s ROCK!
Come to think of it, aren’t the precious antique books in museums a paperback? Imagining those as an e-book or in an e-book reader ? I’d say good ol’ Gutenberg would be turning in his grave!
Some great posts on the same topic:
- Weekly Challenge: Mind The Gap, Ebooks or Paperback?
- I’m a bookworm, are you?
- Her essence
- Mind The Gap: The Clumsy Me Test
- How do YOU prefer to read?