Should We Quit Reading E Books? Essay

1321 Words Sep 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
(INTRODUCTION) When it comes to reading, nothing beats the smell of a physical book, the sound it makes when you turn its pages, and the wonderful feeling you get when you hold it- it just seems promising. This does not suggest that we quit reading e-books. E-books can come in handy specially in our generation when almost everyone owns a smart phone. Which ever is your preference, it still boils down to having some good reads every now and then. Personally, I think physical books would be best when we have the luxury of time reading.

You may have heard that traditional paper books are disappearing in favor of those new-fangled electronic books. While e-books have made huge inroads in the publishing industry, I don’t believe that traditional books will ever completely disappear.

I grew up reading books as my special pastime. Nothing can compare to sitting by a crackling fire turning the pages of a leather-bound book or lounging at the beach with a good dog-eared paperback while soaking up the sun. Yet, recently,I have turned to e-books for much of my reading. I believe that there is room in my life for both types of books.

Today we will assess some of the advantages and disadvantages of traditional books and e-books from an article written by Sandy Berger.

E-books have many advantages, but there are things that we give up in order to use e-books instead of traditional paper books. Here is a brief summary of the pros and cons.
Speed: E-books are convenient. You can…

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