i would take a hardcopy book over an ebook any day
Sometimes that’s great….......if all you will ever own is a few AND if the book is light enough to not be a weapon on your own face laying in bed or if you drop it on your foot.
Both my husband and I have been collecting books for decades, the hard copy kind. We are now running out of space to put them since we’re not a library. We’ve sold some, given some to libraries etc. but they are taking up part of two flights of steps, multiple shelves all over the house…......................... They have now, some, become great rodent hideouts, food, collecting insects, rotting, and being confetti material for my African Gray.
All this aside from all the trees chopped down just to make paper, all the energy to print, bind etc.
You get the idea.
People are now putting their entire (or most) of their music collections onto discs, MP3s etc. Yet in reality, it’s doubtful the original tapes, records etc. for all of those now recorded libraries did not take up as much room as a private (and ongoing-growing) library that also creates a a dangerous environment for fires.
Nope. Some books are collector material. We also borrow books from three libraries as well as purchasing on our own. It’s time to get great reading material onto a light weight, easy-to-hold and easy to read device. You can either keep it when you’re done or delete it. Oh, and a number of publishers are now going to provide libraries with offerings for Kindle and Nook I believe. Erik gave me the info but it is not yet determined if they will automatically delete themselves after 2-3 weeks, or if there will be a fee to get them downloaded at participating libraries similar to renting videos from them.
What is the Future of Books? Kindle Lending Library, Piracy, and More!
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