I love reading; be it a paperback, hardcover or an e-book. In my opinion, it doesn't matter what the form is. Only words matter. But, many people have their opinions that one is better than the other. Just as an analysis, I have made my points too. It's not a differentiation. These are just the best points about each. As much as I love the feel of a physical book, I love the convenience of an e-book.
Here are my favourite segments relating to a physical book:
A paperback or a hardcover is so much attractive. It can be photographed or adored. It has this physical beauty which cannot be overlooked. It always feels lively to read.
Now, a physical bookshelf is much more amazing than an online one. You can arrange the books as you want, as per authors or colours. An abecedarian bookshelf is really very proper.
3. Book Smell:
It sounds silly, but the smell of new books is actually very addictive. It gives you the feeling of a library and cheers you to read. Book sniffing is very obsessive, as a matter of fact.
4. Signed Copy:
You can get a signed copy from the author only on a physical book. Isn't it one of the major reasons to buy these? An author's signature is like treasured gold for readers.
Every reader loves to own different kinds of bookmarks. There are so many types these days. I made some bookmarks over the summer. And, it's really fun to have a collection of cool bookmarks.
Gifting a book is always the best idea. Especially when you have bookworm friends, it's the best way to show your love. Also, physical books, though expensive, can be sold.
Here are my favourite segments relating to e-books:
Kindle or other e-book readers have so much space that you can store many e-books. Because they are just in KBs, it's suitable to store many e-books.
The primary cost of purchasing Kindle is significant. But, the cost of e-books is much cheaper than the physical ones. Free e-books are also available online. You can also take advantage of Amazon discounts.
3. Fast Downloads:
This is one of the best things about reading online. If you finish reading one book in a series and can't wait to read the next, then you can simply download it in a matter of minutes. Instead of going to a book store or ordering online, this is much quicker.
It's a known fact that Kindles or tablets are much lighter than physical books. You can even carry them while travelling. That's one important boon of technology.
5. Day/Night Feature:
There are many features for e-books. You can use white background and black words during the day. You can use black background and white words during the night. There are also different patterns. You can also change the font face, size etc.
You can bookmark a sentence or paragraph that you've liked easily. You can do it without spoiling the book. This is something I don't do on physical books because one doesn't just write in those.