Friday, May 06, 2011

Print Books or eBooks?

Which one you prefer?

Different people choose eBooks, probably because they're cheaper, I don't know (for me a print book is worth every single penny), personally I think there's no game, print books are much better! I've never used an eBook reader, never felt the need because I like the feeling of a print book in my hands, turning the pages, smell them... And I know I'm not crazy to say that because it's a fact that many people love the smell of a book! ;P Anyway, I find that reading from the screen can be very frustrating, I mean, I think many of us spend most of their time in front of a screen so, don't you need to take a break from it? And honestly, if I'd wanna 'watch' a story on the screen I'd choose a movie.

Same thing for AudioBooks... I'm not a fan of them either and that's because I don't like when a story is being read aloud, I think the listener has less space for the imagination... And I love to be able to absorbe the story at my own pace.

In conclusion, reading is like dreaming, and for me a screen doesn't help with that, but if you have a print book in your hands reading will be something enchanting...


  1. I have to admit I can't stand audio books as I just don't have the patience for them always wishing the narrator would talk faster.
    I do own a Kindle, a proud owner for a month or so now, and I do enjoy it but can't see it ever replacing real books. I actually like the Kindle more than I thought I would, and it's great for free and cheap books, but like you said it's just not the same as a real book. Even if I buy an ebook it doesn't feel like I actually own anything as it's just words on a screen whereas with a real book it's an actual physical item that can be held, seen and looks good on a shelf.

  2. Shelves full of books are something spectacular... How is it possible to resist, huh!? ;)

    Thanks for the comment Marc, I really appreciated it! :)

  3. I agree with you on the audio books. Absolutely. Completely. They annoy the hell outta me.
    I do like e-books though not just because they are cheaper although that is a plus but because they dont take up space in my room. LOL
    But i will always love print books. There is a certain satisfaction i feel from just holding a book and looking at it. =D
    xx C

  4. LOL
    Oh well, everybody has their preferences but it's good to know that the love for the printed books never ends! ;)


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