May 30, 2007

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

* Do you read e-Books?
* If so, how? On your computer, or a PDA?
* Or are you a paper purist? Why?


I don't read e-Books, although I did participate for a while in the Project Gutenberg proofreading project.
I am intrigued by the Sony bookreader, but only because it looks like the notepads they used on Star Trek. I think for now I'm a paper purist - can't beat it for portability, no batteries, no software. I love the smell and feel of books, and to see them all lined up on my shelf or piled by my bed.

5 comments:

Rhinoa said...

Haha Star Trek is the best reason to use anything! I love paper too, you do get some funny looks in bookshops sniffing books though...

Literary Feline said...

No batteries and software! Very big pluses! LOL I like the Sony bookreaders too. They sure are neat looking and seem like they would be convenient. Just not right now. And like you, I prefer the paper books these days.

Daisy Cat said...

Although I love the idea of having a Star Trek gadget, I cannot see myself transferring to e-reading! I love paper too much.

Chris said...

Yes, e-books aren't great for decorating a shelf!

Matthew Saunders said...

I liked the phrase you used in your comment to my answer--the "physical presence of books." I couldn't agree more. Reading the comments to my answer and the answers of other people has caused me to think about the question some more, and I've written a slightly longer post on my blog about it. It's here if your interested in reading it:

http://writewrotewritten.wordpress.com/2007/05/31/long-live-the-printed-word/

Looking forward to reading more of your BTT answers!