I Prefer Real Books Over Digital Books

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 322 People

    For Two Reasons

    the main reason is because I'm a tactile person.  I like to feel the pages, smell the book, hear the rustling of paper, I think these things add to the experience of reading a book. The secondary reason is a little odd.  I can't stare at a computer screen for long...
    wordsmith85 wordsmith85
    22-25, M
    May 26, 2009

    Handy For Holidays But Not At Home

    Unfortunately my mum bought me an e-reader for Christmas. I will use it because it is quite handy having loads of books in one tiny little thing that you can just take with you where ever (like on holiday so you don't have to pack big heavy books), but I do prefer real books. I...
    Elilaa Elilaa
    26-30, F
    Feb 1, 2010

    May Sound Lame

    But when I read a book I love to turn the pages. If I owned a kindle I would consider myself as a lazy ***. I love going out and finding some awesome books, not only that one day I would love to have just one of our rooms full of books for our kids to read. I would love to have a...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty
    22-25, F
    Aug 9, 2009

    Its Just The Atmosphere

    with paper books theres this cozy ancient feeling. the feeling of the rough pages against your fingers and the smell of the wood from the paper. i dunno. i just like the feeling real books give off. i like having tons of books with pretty covers and trying to decide which one...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2010

    I Do It Old School :p

    I don't like reading long articles on the computer screen because my eyes get strained, so I don't think that I could handle reading books on Kindle (or something similar to it), either.  I think I'd just miss flipping the pages if I started reading ebooks.  I also...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    Mar 2, 2009

    I Do

        i prefer real books over digital . becuase the power may shut off . if you are getting a book from the internet . it could go down .
    deleted deleted
    Aug 10, 2009

    Proper Books

    No, i like a proper book with pages and a spine which i can hold in my hands, turn the pages, use a bookmark or turn down the corners, it's much more satisfying.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2010

    Kindles Don'T Have A Good Smell...

    I know because I have one. I got it for Christmas. And while I love that Kindle dearly because I can get all those books I want for a lot cheaper than getting hard copies, you can't replace the old book smell. Even if I buy a book on my kindle, I end up getting a hard copy. I...
    GoodBooksAndSweatPants GoodBooksAndSweatPants
    22-25, F
    Apr 3, 2013


    I'm a compulsive re-reader. Instead of new books, a lot of the time I will pull my old Palahniuks off the shelves and re-read. Always with a pen in hand. My favorite books are worn, bent, frayed and soft. The insides are lined with multiple colors, words (some legible, some not...
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    Oct 31, 2009
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