Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Books of Paper vs e-Readers

Books feel substantial. I enjoy the heft of a book made of paper. The volumes have a certain feel and texture. Books have an energy all their own, almost a life force. They help raise our children, teach us wisdom, and get passed from generation to generation as blessings.

I own a Nook. Mostly it sits in my desk drawer. The habit of picking it up and reading books from this electronic device has not come to me. It is still a cool thing and miraculous because it contains a vast amount of knowledge within such a small space. A whole library resides therein. Amazing.

Because I am publishing my books on, I purchased a Kindle Fire. I am looking forward to holding it and playing with it and, even, reading books using the device. As soon as it arrives, I will start creating the habit. After 21 days using a Kindle to read books should not be strange, because it takes 21 days to create a habit.

I shall not give up reading books printed on paper. While I may enjoy the fun and convenience of my Kindle, I am loyal to the friends of my childhood. Still, I am excited by my new Kindle. I almost can't wait until it reaches my door. Making a new friend is always fun.

How do you feel about books, Kindles, Nooks, and other reading devices? Any tips on apps to get for the Kindle Fire?


  1. I'm with you, I've had a Nook, Kindle and now and iPad and while a love the convenience and really read a LOT on my tablet, nothing can replace an actual book.

  2. I agree! There is nothing like a good book that you can physically touch and turn the pages of. They do become old friends.

  3. I understand the appeal of a printed book, but I'm a Kindle convert. I love how easy it is to hold in one hand and how I can turn pages with a flick of my thumb. I'm annoyed now when I have to deal with a printed book, especially a big, heavy hardback.