books & reading
Why I Won't Read Books On an E-ReaderWednesday, June 08, 2016
This may sound crazy to some of you, but I refuse to read a book on any type of e-reader. I recently had an author reach out to me ...
This may sound crazy to some of you, but I refuse to read a book on any type of e-reader. I recently had an author reach out to me to review his book, but was only offering the e-book version, so I politely declined.
See, I stare at a computer eight hours a day or more at work. Then I get off work and stare at my phone or my television, watching shows, or on social media. Then I get on my laptop and blog. I am constantly staring at a screen. It's so bad for my eyes. (I actually had to get glasses with digital lenses just for use while on the computer!) I know most e-readers have some kind of "protective screen" that doesn't harm your eyes, but that's not my only point.
I love the smell of a book. I love the way it feels in my hands, the way I can flip through the pages, the weight of the book. I truly hope that the physical book never goes away.
Don't get me wrong. I understand why people use e-readers. They're convenient, books are cheaper, it's portable and small/slim. I just don't feel that e-readers are for me.
Do you prefer the e-reader or a physical book? What are you thoughts there?