When kindles and the like first came out, I couldn't imagine that I'd ever want an ereader, what would be the point. I love books, I love the smell of them, the feel of them, pretty much everything about them. Then I got a kindle, and I was hooked. I tend to use my kindle more these days, but still read quite a few real books, so I thought I'd do a bit of a comparison, real books v kindle.
- Look good on the book shelf
- Can be shared with friends
- Can be read in the bath without worrying about the water stopping them working
- Can be bought second hand
- Don't smash if you drop them
- Don't need charging
- Feel nice in your hands
- Smell nice
- Need nice book marks
- Can be given as gifts
- Can go everywhere with you.
- Can carry hundreds of books on one device (great for holidays)
- It's really easy to add new titles, as the touch of a button
- Is easier to read a page or two when you only have a few seconds
- Keeps your place for you
- Can read the same book on your phone, tablet and ereader
- Has lots of free and cheap books
- Makes finding new authors easy
- Is easy on the eyes when you're tired.
They both have advantages and disadvantages, so for now I think I'll stick with both. Using the kindle for everything that I can download without costing me a fortune, and real books from the library, when I get them as gifts and when I make second hand purchases. What do you prefer, real books or an ereader, like the kindle?