Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Opinion: Real books with pages are better than ebooks.


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How to pick a book


Forget about your
kindle
     or ipad,

go to a library
or bookstore

where they stack
books in piles

or display them
on open shelves
cover to cover;
pick a book:

let a title
catch your eye,

open it with care,
peer into it

and if a sentence
          grabs you and pulls you
into a paragraph,

take the book 
home with you.


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10 comments:

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

i am in total agreement especially now that research is finding out the light on e-books and ipads contribute to insomnia. i like waking up with a book open on my chest

Mama Zen said...

Amen!

Ravenblack said...

Thanks for the comments. I have a few books on my ipad, and I do find I can't read for long on it. I don't have the brightness too high but it still give me a headache.

Gail said...

This is so beautiful and so true. I have no electronic readers. I still enjoy holding a book.

Thanks for stopping in to visit.

grapeling said...

yes ~

Outlawyer said...

Ha. I am tempted to say yes--but you know I have terrible eye issues, so I have found the kindle is just so much better for reading for my poor eyes. It is a great blessing for those with my problem! But of course, I understand the other point of view. k. (Manicddaily)

dsnake1 said...

nothing beats the heft of a book in your hand, or the smell of ink on paper. :)

good to see you doing NaPoWriMo, i'm out. can't seem to write anything these past weeks.

Ravenblack said...

ManicD: true. You can't change the text size of a physical book.

dsnake: I thought I just give it go. I was beginning to miss writing. :)

Susan said...

Ha ha! I take your advice with my own bookshelves from time to time. If one pulls me, I take it to my bed ...

Ravenblack said...

Susan: :) That's great.
I do that too; I have to read a little something before I turn in. Thanks for your comment.