Print Isn't (Completely) Dead! 5 Reasons Why I Prefer Books Over Nooks
June 14, 2013
With newspapers and magazines shuttering at a rapid pace, not to mention the rise of Kindles, Nooks, eBooks, and the like, the whole "words on paper" concept is becoming more and more obsolete. Thanks to limitless information, news and media at your fingertips (and free of charge), the digital age is clearly thriving with no evidence of slowing down. But rest assured, print-lovers -- there are a few factors surrounding print books that technology will never be able to replace:
- Books are a conversation starter. You might spot someone at the park reading a book you just finished or houseguests may find themselves browsing your bookshelves. Voila! Instant topic of discussion.
- You don't need a signal or battery life to access them. iPhone dead? No wireless signal or wall outlet? Not to worry! You can still turn those pages.
- They feel substantial. Holding a physical book in your hands just feels good! The smell of the pages, the strength of the bookbinding, the weight of the book itself -- you can't experience these things on an eBook.
- Actual books grow old. Few material things are more special than a favorite book that's been read a dozen times. The pages might be worn, yellowed, and wrinkled -- all physical attributes of love.
- Libraries are more exciting when they hold thousands of books! A library with no physical material isn't much of a library at all, now is it?
What do you love best about print books vs. electronic reading? Comment!
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