E-books

Since last winter I started reading books on a tablet.   Beforehand I would have thought I'd miss physical books in my hand.  But actually you quickly get used to the screen and in fact I find it way more practical.
The biggest advantage is of course to carry a full library at hand on your tablet, which is for the enternal traveller like me a huge advantage.  Secondly I love being able to read a book handsfree (thanks to the holder of the tablet)...handy at a table while having a meal or so.    Those 2 facts overrule greatly the loss of feeling a real page.

Disadvantage is that I tend to read less frequently anymore in bed just before dozing off. I suppose that at that point of the day, I do not enjoy the lighted up screen anymore (I don't have a kindle, ...I guess they are better for that).   Additionally, I seem to have been reading less in general over the last weeks, but that could be due to the type of books I recently read. Still there is on my tablet so many other distractions that need to compete with reading books.


What is  your experience with reading books vs e-books?

Comments

Brian Miller said…
i dunno...i am a skeptic honestly..i love the smell and touch of my physical books...it is easier i will give you that....just not the same...
Goofball said…
@Brian: I anticipated missing the touch of physical books....but much to my amazement I became aware of so many disadvantages of physical books (dust/weight/...the fact they never stay open on the page I want without me keeping them pushed open).

so yes it is different and I was amazingly quickly used to this new way of reading where advantages seemed greater to me than the disadvantages.
Anonymous said…
Im a book girl, when i get time to read anything :-)
Snooker said…
I am really considering a Kindle or something similar. For me right now, part of the problem is that I'm torn between a Kindle, and just getting an iPad. So until I get a push one way or the other, I don't see me e-reading anytime soon.