E-Reader or “Real” ?

We’ve had this discussion before.  In some instances, I prefer my Kindle, but I don’t think I will ever give up my devotion to holding a real book.  My sister sent me the following video link that addresses this very issue.  It only takes 39 seconds, so see what you think.  😉

Paper is not dead ~

By the way, what’s your current read?

Have a great week!  Be nice to people! ♥

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33 Responses to E-Reader or “Real” ?

  1. Now that was funny! So far, I can’t give up my book in hand. I’m reading “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult…her newest, and sounds very interesting. She never disappoints me.

  2. I can’t imagine giving up the printed words within the pages of a book. I love the feel of turning real pages, highlighting passages I want to go back and explore, write in the margins (especially if it’s a book I’m reviewing), etc. I know I can loan my e-books to other readers but I never have the same satisfaction as when I sprinkle books around a VA hospital or a nursing home or hand a book I’ve particularly enjoyed to a friend. I also love having my own bookcases brimming. Somehow that satisfies my need to make a home permanent. After so many years of moving multiple times and with a great deal of frequency, an e-reader seems so transit. Yes, it’s convenient and I do occasionally read from mine but I much prefer the ‘real deal.’ On the flip side, while I’m waiting for the nerves to reconnect in my right hand and arm, my e-reader has been a real friend as it’s light and has provided hours and hours of reading pleasure. My left hand is learning to type solo!

    • So glad to hear you are recovering well….and a new way of typing! 😉 I know….I do appreciate the “instant” download of a book, but I love my bookcases….and my books are like old friends that I just don’t want to part with! Keep reading and healing ♥

  3. I think there’s a case to be made for each one. E-readers are great for traveling and for remembering your place in the book but a real book does feel very good to hold.

    • I agree. When I’m waiting on an oil change…I like the “choice” in my e-reader and that I won’t lose my place. BUT…..I love my books and as Sheri said….I love to gift and loan them!

  4. bulldog says:

    I love my paper backs… and can’t get used to the e reader.. but I’m glad I read books in the loo…

  5. Jeannette from the CA coast says:

    Love holding a real book…smelling the paper, the feel of the paper, and then placing it on my bookshelf:) My current read is “The Violets of March” by Sarah Jio. My second read of this author and I can tell already she will be added to my all-time favorite authors list!!

  6. Reblogged this on myownheart.me and commented:
    A real Funny!!!

  7. utesmile says:

    I do love the real book, the feel, turning pages, no electricity, batteries needed. I got a pile on th ewaiting list, but need to finish my German crimestory first, then it will be Paolo Coelho. Love reading.

  8. viveka says:

    When I move to UK … I had 1450 books to store away and every one read. Now I haven’t read a book for over 6 years … totally fallen of it – have bought books .. started on some, but nothing more. I really hope that my urge for reading is coming back *smile I prefer a real book – have tried Kiddle, but no …

  9. Patty B says:

    LOL I love it! I do like my kindle but I love my books, they are like old friends and nothing can beat the new smell or touch of a brand new book that has never been opened nor the feel of an old worn book.

  10. I liked that. 🙂
    It took some time, but I really love my iPad now. It’s very convenient, I never have to go out and hunt down books any longer.

  11. Dottie Whitsitt says:

    I love reading on my IPad but my bookshelves are full of the “real thing”……I love to read and I love BOOKS!! I also love reading a real newspaper and a real magazine…..The convenience of the IPad for reading is great but I will never give up my love of Books. I could spend days in a Library and never get bored. I can get lost in a story and sometimes feel like I have traveled to far away places!!! 🙂

  12. Rita Kay says:

    The video was very funny !!! I must admit that I love my books, I have over 900 books in my small library and still going strong. I would be lost without the feel of a real book in my hands to read.

  13. I love the art of picking out a real book and the practice of settling in at night to read. A drink and snack, my pajamas and a new book. I have New York: A Novel to read but it’s 1081 pages, so it may be an ongoing project.

    • It is SOOOO much fun choosing the “next” book! I agree! Me ~ book, ice water w/lemon, two pillows propped. 😉

      That is one L O N G book! I recall reading How Green Was My Valley one summer…..it took the entire summer and it was just over 600 pages. Let me know how it goes! ♥ paula

  14. Dottie Whitsitt says:

    Loved reading all the “Book Stories”………I think my love started with The Bobsey Twins and Nancy Drew…..I have loved reading all my life. My Dad used to make me go outside to “play”. I would hide behind the couch to read!! Would also use a flashlight under the covers when I was supposed to be sleeping!! (Naughty me!! ) 😀

  15. artsifrtsy says:

    LOL – I’m surprised he didn’t have his tablet in the can for some light reading 🙂

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