Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap

How do you prefer to read, with an eReader like a Kindle or Nook, or with an old school paperback in hand?

Since I don’t have a Kindle or Nook, yes the answer is obvious, old school paperback wins. That’s for me, I just can’t finish a book though I have it on my Note 2. My eyes hurt after 2-3 hours of non-stop reading. Plus, reading a physical book has its own advantages.

1. Books fits right on hand, and turning each page is exciting.

2. Books smell good no matter what. Old or brand new, I just love it!

3. Books look amazing when aligned. I can imagine how my future library would look like *jumps up and down*

4. Books are conversation starters. Whenever I visit, National Bookstore, Powerbooks or Fully Booked, I talk to strangers and ask them “Hi, have you read that book you are holding?”, “Do you recommend I read it?”, “What type of books are you into?” and all that. It’s nice to hear stuff from another bookworm.

5. Books are old school, and that tops it. 🙂 I am one old soul.

To end this post, please let me share this, got this from Karen’s Facebook, another bookworm.

old book smell

10 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap

  1. I agree with all that you have written here. I prefer the paperback books as well.:)

    Amen to the conversation starter! I had gained many book-friends because of this. 🙂

  2. Hi Istar,
    I love paper books but have started to read on ibooks this year. Our storage space is getting limited and we plans to move in the future. So for the moment, I am traveling light :).
    What a fascinating fact about the smell of books!

    1. Hello, good day to you! You know what, I actually thought of that for a moment… hopefully I will be able to finish all my paperbacks before moving somewhere. It would be lonely to see them in shelves untouched.

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