How Do Finish A Book? Essay examples

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How Do Finish a Book?
I love the quote embossed on my e-reader cover…
A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.
-Samuel Johnson
E-readers or Real Books
First of all, let me start out by offering my apologies to e-reader fans, I mean you no disrespect. E-readers are a fantastic way to build and read your library. As I said, have an e-reader myself, a Nook. In fact, I just checked my Nook to see what was in my library of electronic books. I have more than twenty-five books on my Nook library shelf. Wow, I didn’t realize I had purchased so many e-books. I’ll be honest; I have read only a few of those books, though, for the reason that I much prefer holding a printed book in my hands when I read.
I read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury on my Nook. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The story was engrossing. Even so, I prefer a “real book” for several reasons.
The Encouragement of a Bookmark
I like inserting the bookmark when I am finished reading for the night and seeing how much closer to the end I am. Not that I want the book to end, because I don’t want any book I am reading to end. It’s always a little sad to “leave” when I finish a book.
When reading a book I segmented with post-its, it is with pride and satisfaction that I am able to remove the flag at the end of the days reading. A little victory.
Books are Tactile
When you read a book with pages of paper, there is the little sense of excitement as you near the end of the page. Your hand moves slowly to the top of…

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