A little while back (okay, a long while back), I created a post poking fun at why I thought E-books were better than the paper version. Mostly tongue-in-cheek, of course. Well, now it’s finally time to flip the switch.
Paperbacks are Better Than E-books Because…
-- It doesn’t cost a couple hundred dollars to replace a paperback you accidentally dropped in the bathtub.
-- Your paperback will forgive you for throwing it across the room after you discover the sadistic author has killed your favorite character without warning. E-readers, not so much.
-- A cracked book spine is a clear sign that you’ve read the book, which makes you look smurt. A whole shelf full of cracked spines makes you look super smurt.
-- Without paperbacks my Edward Cullen bookmark would have absolutely nothing to do. He’s not meant to get dusty, he’s supposed to sparkle dammit!
-- It’s much harder to start a “casual” conversation over the book the cutie seated next to you on the plane is reading (*swoon*) when you have no idea what book it is.
-- You can’t dog ear a Kindle.
-- You actually have to remove the credit card from your wallet to buy a paperback. Yeah you're still going to buy it anyway, but at least you'll remember why you're broke later.
-- In the event of a worldwide power loss in the middle of winter, your least favorite paperbacks make great kindling for a cozy little fire. Whereas your Kindle is useless once the battery dies.
-- You look a little stupid asking your favorite author to sign your Nook.
So there you have it. A few reasons why paper books aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Feel free to add anything I’ve missed.
Happy Friday, All!!!