Reading Books vs. eBooks

As someone who grew up with the rise of technology, I find myself right in the middle of the debate of…

Books vs. eBooks

… and which one do you prefer to read?

That’s actually a tough decision.  Well, it is for me anyway.  Personally, I like both seeing as both have their pros and cons, but when it comes down to it, I’ll always books reading the print version of books over ebooks any day.

readbook_so_retro2I grew up reading the book in its physical form; flipping the pages, marking my spot, etc.  My most fond memory of reading books is getting the new Harry Potter books on their release dates and actually holding them in my hands, not downloading them.

The only disadvantage is that books get heavy, especially the Harry Potter books.

So this is where I do prefer having a tablet such as a Kindle or Nook (I happen to have the new Samsung Galaxy Nook) because I can carry a multitude of books within my tablet.  I don’t have to worry about my bag getting weighed down from all the books I want to read when I go places.  Having a tablet for ebooks also makes nighttime reading a little easier because I don’t have to adjust my reading position to where the light is.

My only problem with reading from my Nook is that my eyes tend to hurt after a while, just as they would if I stayed on the computer for too long.  Otherwise, reading ebooks has a lot more advantages than reading a book in its natural form.

Despite those advantages, nothing can replace the cozy feeling I get from opening a crisp, or worn, book and drinking a relaxing cup of tea.

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