Why I Love Real Books Essays

1034 Words Jul 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Why I Love Real Books
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, let me start out by offering my apologies to e-reader fans, I intend no disrespect of you or your reading preference. This post is about my opinion and preference for printed books – real books. 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 library of electronic books and I have more than twenty-five on my Nook. I’ll be honest; I have read only a few of those books, for the reason that I much prefer holding a printed book in my hands when I read.
I read The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams on my Nook. I had never read nor had it read to me as a child. I can’t remember why I decided to read it so late in life, but I did. I can’t remember now if I downloaded it or if it came pre-loaded. I have read other books on my Nook, too. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – I highly recommend it. Even so, I prefer a “real book” for several reasons.
The Encouragement of a Bookmark
It might seem silly, but I like the progress a bookmark shows when I finish reading for the night. On the other hand, it creates the mixed emotions of happiness and sadness when I see how pages I have enjoyed and how few pages I have left. It’s always a little sad to “leave” when I finish a book.
When I am able to read a book a week, it is a bit like a…

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