How many of you out there still love to turn pages over, when reading a book?
Holding a book in my hand, turning the pages, being able to smell the book, see the progress I have made and, see how many pages are still remaining, are what I need to experience when reading a book. One cannot compare this with pixels on the screen. Nothing matches the smell of an old book.
Since the introduction of ebook, more and more bookshops are closing down due to tremendous drop in sales.
I have tried reading an ebook, but that did not go down well. It felt shallow. I was not able to build a relationship with the book, something that happens when I read a print book. It bothered me that I could not feel the pages in my hands. More so, I needed an extra sheet of paper to jot down notes. I had to tell myself over and over that I was reading a book. It felt different, it was unsatisfactory.
Ebook has its countless advantages:
One gains space, saves money from not having to buy a bookshelf, no more dusting of books, it is portable, it has capacity, over a hundred books in one electronic device, it is discreet.
No offence to ebook readers, I just need a physical book in my hand. Maybe it is nostalgia, I do not know.