As you can probably tell from the title, I hate e-books and all e-related things. I think that it has something to do with the fact you can't feel the paper between your fingers, you can't smell the newness of the page, or if you like buying second-hand books, you can't feel, smell or see the history and extra charisma the book has to add. To me personally, if I'm reading and during an emotional moment in the story and you can clearly see a tear drop someone else has cried, knowing they have felt the same emotions as you, well is there any better feeling?
For me that's a no. But then again maybe that's just me...
"Featuring a book on your bookshelf is akin to displaying a trophy. You've accomplished something in reading a book; it feels like a victory. The opportunity to display your literary conquests in unique or unexpected ways is something I will greatly miss with the e-readers." Some random thing on the internet.
But i thought, how true! To be honest I'm not a person of many achievements, I don't play sport, nor do any extra curriculum activities, in fact, I may as well say it, I'm a hobby-less person, I guess that's why I started writing a blog, I can finally talk about my one true hobby- reading, and showing off the books I have read is something I really take pride in.
I agree with that quote so much it's crazy, I guess that come down to my undying love for awesome bookshelves. Also I do see the charm in e-books and e-readers, if you're going on a long holiday where you intend to do a lot of reading you only need to take one small thing instead of a suitcase full. But then what about elements such as, always making sure it has battery and making sure it's always working properly, it lacks qualities that makes books so hassle free and enjoyable.
Which bring me to a much deeper problem, are we too reliant on technology? And is it involved in too many aspects of our lives? When is it time to draw the line? I know that I probably couldn't go a day without my computer or my phone, it's a saddening fact.
On a final note, I would like your opinions on e-books? Yay? Nay? Would you buy one?