- Books, Literature, and Writing
E-Books Are NOT For Me
E-Books, are they really that awesome?
My husband wants to get me an E-Book because I LOVE to read. I've read so many books that I have lost count and our library book shelves are a little overflowing (which reminds me I need to buy another book shelf!). He's got an E-Book, a Sony Reader, and he uses his all the time. He said it would be easier for me with an E-Book because it's smaller, I wouldn't have to lug around the book, it holds more then one book so if you finish one you can have another one right there waiting for you, and on and on with the good reasons to have an E-Book.
It's not that I don't like them, I've never tried one out. I've looked at his once or twice but I haven't sat down and played with them at all. I don't have the time to figure out how one works or how to load stuff on to it (even though I'm sure it's super easy LOL). Is it so wrong that I just LOVE my books?
Why do I love having the actual book instead of an E-Reader?
When I was growing up I always wanted to have a HUGE library in my house. I wanted walls covered in books. All different kinds of books and different styles. I wanted to have a real Library where I could go in and get a book, sit down at the little table and chairs and just read. My favorite library in a movie would have to be the one from Beauty and The Beast! Yup, that one would work just perfect!!! Even though we don't have a huge area for a library in our house every time I walk into that room and see the books on the shelf, I smile. Knowing I have read them all and that there are more to add once I get them from the store just makes it that much better for me.
Besides wanting the library in my house, I love the smell of books. When you buy them at a thrift store or somewhere and they are old, it makes me think about what times were like way back when. I love being able to walk around with the book in my hands. When people see what you are reading it stricks up some great conversations and you can't get that with an E-Book. I also love all the book marks I use. They all have some sort of meaning and when you open a book and see that old picture or movie stub or whatever you decide to use it brings back a lot of memories that an E-Book can't give you.
Another reason I LOVE books is because some have the illustrations that you need to help you follow the story line. A map, pictures, even the series lists in the back of the books. E-Books don't have this feature (I don't think).
I'm glad there are a lot of books that can't be put on an E-Book like Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book (listed below) and the little kid books. Because I love books, my kids have a TON of them. All of which get read at the very least once a year. Here lately we have been reading multiple books a night so that is going to add up. I will need to buy more books for sure! I could not imagine my kids running around with E-Books instead of real books.
Now, with all that said, I do think about getting an E-Book every once in a while but I always come back with the same answer of "No" every time. I just will not give up my books. I cherish all the ones I have and will never stop going to the store to buy more!