Kindle V Hard Copy

Have you noticed more people sitting around in cafes, on the bus, or train or even around the pool on holiday their eyes fixed to a small screen.  How about people in the same places with a book in their hand? Which one do you think is more popular and which way do you like to read your books?

With the introduction of the Kindle, a new book downloaded at the click of the button, are more people replacing hard copies of their favourite novels with an eBook.

There is a lot of benefits to having a Kindle, especially for holidays or your long journey to work.  Books are heavy, and there is only so many you can carry at one time, but as you can only read one book at a time, does that really matter?  If you’re going on a long trip maybe it does.  Imagine all the clothes you would have to leave behind if you wanted to take a new book for each week you were away from home – especially if your trip was going to be six months long.  How heavy would your suitcase be?  So in this case (sorry) a Kindle would be the perfect travelling companion and you’d be guaranteed never to run out of reading material, just make sure you don’t forget your charger.

kindleOne of the reasons some people will never experience the joy of being a Kindle owner is the feeling they get as they turn each page.  Their bookcase is jammed packed with books they have read and they have boxes and boxes of them in the garage, as they just can’t bring themselves to part with them.

Book lovers around the world will agree that hard copies are so much better than an eBook for Kindle.  They love browsing the shelves in bookshops, sifting through the piles of second-hand books at boot fairs, or exchanging their latest read with a friend.  You can’t do that with an eBook.


Kindles are really light, easy to fit into your bag and you can bring your whole bookcase with you anywhere you go.  But what if you left home in a hurry and didn’t notice your Kindle is out of charge – and you left the charger at your parents.  No reading for you then!

There are a lot of pros and cons for both Kindles and Hard Copy, but as long as the love of reading continues shouldn’t that be the only thing that matters.  Maybe think about trying to read your latest read in the opposite way you normally do.  If you know a Kindle lover and you only read Hard Copy, why not suggest you swap and compare notes.  You won’t know if you don’t like it unless you’ve tried it.

But remember whichever way you read make the moment an enjoyable moment!


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