Now, before anyone jumps all up in my shiznit, understand that I plan to post the flip side of the coin tomorrow, K?
Help me out by suggesting any ideas I've left out. I think it would be fun to add the results of both to my sidebar.. cuz, you know, I’m a party animal like that.
So, here’s a list of the reasons why I think e-books are better than the traditional paper version:
- Reading while working out on the treadmill no longer requires painful hand cramps and contortionist twisting to try to find the best light.
- If someone suggests a good book I can buy it in less than a minute. Even the worse case of ADHD can’t stop me! I may forget to read it later, but that’s not the point.
- Just holding one makes me look smarter to the passer-by. They have no way of knowing that I’m reading Justin Bieber’s authorized biography instead of Geoffrey Chaucer.
- Nightstand tables can once again hold boxes of tissues, glasses of water, television remotes, furry handcuffs (don’t judge), etc. The copious “To Be Read” stacks are now carefully tucked away on the e-reader.
- I never again have to worry about a bookmark falling out and accidentally stumbling across a “reveal” passage while browsing through the pages trying to remember where I left off.
- Thanks to all the trees being saved by my e-books, the tiny woodland creatures come out to greet me in thanks. Forget you, Sleeping Beauty, I’m Snow White!
- No one can tell when you’re reading erotica in public … unless you begin to act inappropriately.
- In case of a fire, I can grab all my favorite books in one quick motion and still have enough time to save my pets and family (probably in that order too).
So, that’s my off-the-top-of-my-head-list. Got anything to add to the list?