So I opened up my account today to see this post on the dashboard. Hopefully I'll have something a little different to say.
Today I'm going to tackle the Great Debate, the epic battle of...
books vs. ebooks
This will be a two part
Some say that nothing can compare to a real book. What does a real book have?
- Put it on a shelf
- Dog ear the pages
- Write in it
- Put your nose in it
- Hit people over the head with it
- Throw it across the room when you get angry at it
You can tell that a real book is good when it's worn and the dust jacket is falling off and there are notes scribbled all over it and there's chocolate on the pages (this happens all the time to me).
Without real books, there would be no more libraries (can you imagine a world without libraries?). There would be no more bookstores. There would be no more bookshelves full of colorful books.
Now, not everybody has an e-reader. Lots of people can't afford one, to start with, or haven't got around to buying one. Some people don't know how to use them. At my library, I've seen classes on how to use e-readers. Real books are pretty self-explanatory.
And you can't just hand a Kindle to anyone. To keep a Kindle you need access to electricity and digital money to purchase ebooks.
But a real book can be read by anyone, any time, as long as there's enough light to read by.
Real books can also be lent out as many times as you'd like. They can be passed around or given away when you've finished reading them.
Whether ebooks become the norm or not, real books will always hold a special place in my heart.
Because a Kindle just doesn't smell as nice as a real book.
What's your favorite thing about real books? Let me know by commenting!
Did you choose "books" as your topic for the letter "B"? If so, leave me a link so I can read it!
Check back on Thursday when I tackle the other side of the issue: ebooks.
By the way, my little sister wrote a pretty funny post on her typically odd art blog today. She needs more followers, so if you appreciate art and odd humor, go check it out!