EBooks? EBooks!

Dear Optimists,

I don’t love Kindle, Nook or anything else. For me, an English major, my love of the novel, the feel of the paper and turning of the page itself are all romantic in some way. Sure I love playing games on my iPad, and using programs on it, but I just can’t bring myself to read on one.

As much as I don’t love e-readers, I found one wonderful use for them. It’s easier to carry one around than a book when you’re reading a Stephen King novel. 😉


Love,
Den

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13 responses to “EBooks? EBooks!

  1. So true! “The Stand” and “It” are especially large ones so an e-reader would prove to be useful. I have to admit it though, I am old school and I haven’t gotten myself to use an e-reader….

    Cheers,
    Louise

  2. The Stand is my favorite 🙂 The Shining was rather large too.

  3. I travel quite frequently for work and the Kindle is heaven-sent. I recently read 1Q84, can’t imagine carrying that around.

    But yeah, mobility aside, nothing beats the feel of paper.

  4. The Shining is one of my all time favorite books. A friend kept it in her freezer…lol. The nice thing with my Kindle is I get one free book a month to check out. So I can check out a book that might have a super long wait at the library. I prefer a “real” book, but ebooks are growing on me. 😉

    • That’s kind of cool…I didn’t know that about the Kindle!

      • You have to have an Amazon Prime membership ($79/yr) but that also gets you free shipping on all Amazon purchases. I order stuff from Amazon at least once a month so I feel the membership is worth it. An ebooks a month, free shipping, oh and they have an Instant Viewing library like Netflix, not as extensive, but it has kids shows that my boys like. I should get paid by amazon for this comment…lol

  5. I’ll always keep my bookshelves and paper books around, but I love my Kindle too, mainly because I have two hours of commuting everyday and the Kindle is just so easy and convenient to carry around (plus you can quickly start a new book after you finish one!). When it comes down to it, it’s all about the story, and what you’re reading on disappears after you get into it.

  6. I don’t know if I’ll ever become an e-book reader. Even though I don’t read many as such, when I get the chance which is usually on my commute to university, I just love the feel and look of the books and their covers. That’s one of the main aspects that draws me to a book (I heard that e-books don’t show the covers(?)). Plus, I guess the positive side of this gadget is that the books won’t get damaged and doggy-flapped from being in your bag :p

  7. I actually get quite emotional when i think of the invention of EBooks….

    I think I must be getting old but I love paper books and do not want them to go extinct 😦

  8. Completely agreeee! lol

  9. the whole fragrance of crispy papers from a real book makes me fall in love with reading…love real paper books..so much that i often end u buying books when m sad..even if i dont read it..

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