I’m a reader, like many of you are.
When I read a book, I typically dog ear it, highlight it, bend it, “smush” it and so on. I’m never afraid to drop it or pour coffee on it. If anything, these battle wounds embody pleasant memories.
When I’m done with a book I like to share it, passing on the story. I also love to keep my books on a bookshelf, fondly remembering the characters and promising to revisit them again soon. In this way, a book is more than simply a book. It’s an entire experience.
Book < e-Reader?
Understandably, until now I have not jumped on the e-Reader bandwagon. If anything, I’ve refused them. Yes, it would seem I’m a proper book snob. Nonetheless, dreams of someday owning a library are too magical to betray for a piece of technology, however efficient it may be.
You may be surprised then (as am I), that I am considering buying an e-Reader. Why now?
For one thing, I travel. E-Readers are lightweight and can hold hundreds of books that my checked luggage cannot. In addition, English bookstores aren’t always easy to come by. Apparently, with Wi-Fi, you can download books on your e-Reader anywhere in the world. That’s handy.
E-Readers also keep things organized. I have books everywhere. I feel guilty for letting them fall into disrepair, but I simply don’t have the means or the space to start my own library yet. Friends have suggested storing my books in large containers, but that’s not something I’m ready to do either. What’s more, if I acquire any more books – my parents may go on strike. I mean, my house is getting pretty flammable with my abundant book collection…
Thus, an e-Reader seems like an obvious choice for someone like me (AKA: Book Worm).
Purchasing books becomes cheaper, and it is hard to argue the convenience of e-Readers. Plus, the cute cases don’t hurt!
e-Reader case on Etsy by Chubby Cloud ($25)
I’m still on the fence about the matter, so I’d like to hear from you! Do you have an e-Reader or are you a die-hard book romantic?
For those who want more information, here are the two popular e-Readers: