This topic will have a flaming row with some of you I think. Because this is a neverending discussion and can split up the that groups that who LOVE reading very much. Some reason I have a feeling that this can be an artifical debate where the ppl. can say that other person that he’s/she’s not enough good, because he/she’s reading from e-book, and that’s bad real books are the only best books in the World. The real books have curves, you can smell the paper, you don’t have to charge etc., etc.
So.. I’m not good, because I rather like reading on e-book? The real books sometimes can be heavy like hell and the size can be like 158 x 238 mm. I can’t change the size of the fonts when my eyes are tired at the evening. Only it has 1 size and that’s all and most of the time are small. My e-book is like 182g(=0.4lb ) and 6″ altogether so I can bring everywhere in my bag.
E-book has 1 more advantage that the real book hasn’t. The real book has 1 big story (I don’t speak about the novel books here) and that’s all. In e-book has tons of books with tons of stories.. and my environmental fan part of me has appeared – without paper. And of course we can download more if we want.. easily. (English and a Hungarian one – I found 2 legal Hungarian pages also.)
Don’t get me wrong, I like real books also, where if we put our books side by side can be very spectacular. And having an own bookshelf… that’s very cool. I found out some year ago that I can only _learning_ from the paper book, the e-book failed in this area.
My point is… the real argument is not here (e-book vs. real book). It’s the “Reading or not reading.” I can be very upset that somebody says that “Reading is uncool” I rather like watching TV, or the film from the book was better, because I couldn’t read the book (e.g. Lord of the Rings, because it was so hard.)