I love reading (as if you didn’t already know that by now 😉 ). But when I read, I like having a real book in my hands. I know a lot of you enjoy reading on tablets (I’ve actually read a book or two on a tablet myself) but its just not the same. There is something just so much more special reading from a real book than it is reading from a tablet.
Today I will share with you why I think real books are better than tablets.
Every time I get a new book to add to my shelf, I normally end up changing its home from one shelf to another about 81717838294 times (ok. I know I’m exaggerating 🙂 ) before it looks perfect. And every time I get a new book, I admire seeing on the shelf with my sizable collection of books.
But when you have a tablet, you cant admire your library like you can when your books are on a bookshelf. Its just a long list of books and its not very pretty.
I love smelling my books. (maybe i’m weird??) Especially when they’re really old. They just have that certain smell about them that I love. Even the new books have the scent of newness. But the tablets just don’t have that smell. In fact, they don’t smell like anything at all, which is really quite sad. 😦
Ok. So if you are anything like me, you buy your books mostly by going to thrift stores. I cringe when I spend money on books over $10. Actually I cringe when I spend money on anything over $10! 😀
Anyway, when you have a tablet, you cannot buy second hand books to read on it. They have to be brand new.
I love sharing books with my bookish friends, and I love borrowing books from them too. But if you have a tablet I would think that it would be really, really hard to do.
I love pressing flowers in my books. I guess you could say that its a hobby of mine. I love it when I’m reading a book and I turn the page and I see a perfect flower pressed on the page! It just makes that book even more beautiful!
Reading real books is just so much nicer. You can listen to that lovely sound the pages make when your turning them, you can skim through your book without much difficulty, and they’re just so much more special. Tablets just don’t have that kind of magic.