Thursday, March 8, 2012

Books

Hey.


So well, lately, online books and stories have been a huge thing.
People share it online or digitally like on eBook, Kindle (Amazon); websites: Wattpad, Smashwords, Lulu.. (you get the point). And I admit I do it too.
It's hard to find a publisher and finish a story within the deadline.

There has also been the discussion about eBooks vs. Paper Books.
And as much as I love reading online... I don't ever want paperback books to disappear completely.
If you are a book-lover, you'll understand that eBooks can never compare to the nice musty scent a real book has, the sound of flipping pages instead of scrolling down a page,  the joy I feel whenever I buy a new book and read it for the first time.

Real books are a legend.
Something that eBooks can never replace.
Sides, you can't bring an eBook to school.

Paper books offer multiple advantages: (Pros)
  • They're easily obtainable (Bookstores are everywhere).
  • They're easily portable.
  • They don't normally cause significant eye-strain.
  • They're cheap.
  • Don't have to charge a battery or whatever.
  • Can be read anywhere and easy to read on a plane or train.
(Cons):
  • Paper books are bulky and heavy. Carrying more than 2-3 around can become a chore. But who cares, if you love to read?
  • You need a light source to read them - another thing that you'll probably carry around. What are torchlights for? (Reading secretly under the blanket late at night)
  • If you make notes in them, those notes are there to stay (Yes, even pencil. You can always see the imprints, even if you erase every last shred of graphite). (I don't really scribble on books ._.)
Enough of the rant. HAHAHA.
Been seriously good during the test.
Hope it doesn't last.

Maine.

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