How do you prefer to read, with an eReader like a Kindle or Nook, or with an old school paperback in hand? Take the poll (below) and then explain your opinion by blogging about it on your site. Tag your post “DPchallenge,” so that we can be sure to find your contribution to the challenge.
I prefer to read with an old school paperback or hardcover book. The turn of the page, the slight sound that makes, the feel of the book in my hands, and smell of the paper and ink (if you’re lucky and it’s a new book). I have bookcases filled with books, books lying haphazard on my desk, on my coffee table, on my nightstand and on the bottom shelf of my nightstand. However, I can, if I have to, read a book from an eReader, I just don’t like it. I guess it comes from years and years as an elementary school kid who was a BOOK NERD, numerous trips to the library at the school and the big library. Finally getting my adult library card–YAY! I still remember how excited I was. And even now as an adult I am an avid book reader, I take a book(s) with me when I go somewhere. I haven’t been to the library lately (I owe them late fines that I need to pay, which I will pay soon so I can start perusing their books again), but I love the library, all libraries, and one day long to have my very own small library in my home–all the walls lined with nothing but bookshelves.
There is just something about holding a book in my hands and reading it that gives me untold pleasure. Perhaps, it’s my generation, or maybe it’s just me, but eReaders are less personal to me. It’s not my book, even if I purchased it. I can’t hold the actual book in my hands, I can’t line it up on my bookshelf with other books by that author or open a new spot for a new author. eBooks make me feel like I’m missing something.
Even if it means changing things around in my house, re-organizing so that I can get another bookcase, I refuse to give up my real books. Eventually, when I have more money, I’ll begin to haunt places and find more collector editions. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BOOKS!
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