What really annoys me about the paper-and-ink book versus e-book argument, is the fact that it is just plain stupid. Why are we arguing? There is a place and affinity for both (and let’s not forget audio books, without which my daily commute would’ve been unbearable). I have more paperbacks than sufficient space to store them all, but I also have a Kindle (iPad, iPod, Kindle Reader for iPad, Kindle Reader for PC).
If you’re one of those people who will NEVER switch to any of the more technological versions of reading, good for you, but leave me in peace. I read my paperbacks when I’m on holiday, e-books when travelling (or when I’m away from my extensive collection of paperbacks), and audio books when I need or want to multitask. I’ll never completely give up any one format, but if pushed, I’ll give up e-books; of all my gadgets, my Kindle’s the most neglected.
And here’s a nifty infographic to support my point that the various book formats can live in harmony 🙂
Tell me about your reading habits!
- First thoughts on audio books (besisbored.wordpress.com)
- Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? (epicagear.com)
- Will the Amazon Kindle e-reader replace books? (buellreview.com)
- Why Apple’s iBooks falls short of Kindle–for now (reviews.cnet.com)
- App World Wednesday: Carry a Library in Your Pocket with These Apps (blogs.blackberry.com)
- Print Vs. Audio Books – Is Comprehension A Factor? (writetoperfect.wordpress.com)