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Since so many of my Day Zero Challenges revolve around books, and I will be reading BOTH 'real' books and e-books, I thought I would weigh in on the whole Books versus E-books debate. I've compiled a small, quick list of the benefits/things I like about both.
I'll start with 'real' books.
- They smell good.
- They feel nice in your hands.
- You can thumb through the pages.
- I like looking over my book collection.
- You can borrow books from the library.
- You can find cheap used books quite easily.
- An e-reader is compact and light, meaning you can easily take it anywhere.
- You can hold literally thousands of books on your e-reader.
- No need to worry about storage on your bookshelves.
- You can download books from the comfort of your own home
- There are tons of free classics, and you can now borrow from the library.
- There are often cheap books you can buy, and discount codes you can use.
This is just the things I thought up in a matter of 10-15 minutes.
People are getting all up in arms about this whole debate. There are people on both side of the debate with valid points and strong opinions. I doubt this conversation will stop any time soon.
Do you want to know what I think? I don't think it matters HOW you read. Whether you prefer books, or a sleek e-reader, as long as you are reading, who cares? As my favorite author John Green said, on this exact subject in fact;
"I don't care how you read, I care whether you read."