I made a decision the other day.
It’s a pretty major decision.
It’s something I’ve been thinking about for quite awhile.
I’ve put a lot of thought into the pros and cons and I think I’ve come up with a decision that is truly how I feel…
I enjoy reading a real book more than an electrical device like a Kindle or iPad.
Now let’s get something straight, I am a technology nerd. I bought the first Kindle, the first Kindle Fire and last year, finally broke down and got an iPad. I have read on all of them.
I can read faster on a electronic device and it is the best to be able to pack a small electronic rather than several books when going on a trip.
I’ve also been on a book award committee, the entire time I have had most of these devices so I haven’t really got to choose what I read a lot.
There’s just something about holding a real book and seeing how much further you have to go. A percentage at the bottom of the screen is not the same thing.
I’m a little nervous to take my iPad into the bathtub…that’s a lot of responsibility. A regular book isn’t so bad…
I can definitely see some advantages of e-readers and when I get to pick what I read in almost a year, I’m sure I will use my iPad more, but if I really have the choice, I’m going to pick an old-fashioned book any time.
And, by the way, when I’m in a waiting room, airport, pool, really anywhere I see someone reading, it really bothers me that I can’t just look at the cover to see if it’s something I’m familiar with but instead I have to get all stalker on them and ask what they are reading.
I’m a librarian. I love books. I’ll stick to Candy Crush on the Ipad.
Which do you prefer?