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posted by Meagan Frye in Books

Can ebooks ever replace print?

January 31, 2012

There are few things in life better than a good book.  Whether it be a Dickens' classic or a juicy gossip novel, the rewards we receive from reading books are indescribable.  They stay with us forever.  That being said, the way we read is directly related to the experience we gain from it.  I admit, I am partial to paperbacks.  There is just something about the feeling I get after I finish a novel and I can see the finished product sitting on my bookshelf.  I don't get that feeling from an e-reader.  I have a nook, but it has been frozen for months now, and the books I have uploaded on there are forever lost.  Many of my friends say they will never buy another paperback for as long as they live because the convenience of their e-reader beats carrying around heavy books anyday.  I cannot argue with that, but I will always cherish my beloved paperbacks that always are there to give back whenever I need them. 

Do you foresee e-readers overtaking paperback books in the future?

Are we too reliant on technology or should people like me join the revolution and jump on the bandwagon?

 

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