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Paperback or Electronic Books

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

From those who are new, each week I post a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and perspectives of it. Last weeks post was Work in Progress and this week is:

Paperback or Electronic books?

The advantages and disadvantages of a paperback bersus an ebook have been discussed over and over again. Even though ebooks are comfortable and hassle free, several studies suggest that reading on paper is better for memory retention and focus. Plus, there is the nostalgia factor too. People love to own books and giving them a personal touch by writing name and date is a centuries old habit.

Readers and Writers: what do you prefer?

I prefer paperback books. It enlightens most of my senses; the physical book I can hold in my hand and the sound of pages turning sends waft of printed pages. I can see and feel the chunk of reading I accomplished in a session, instead of X out of Y pages left. We still believe in the power of touch. The feeling of holding the book and turning the pages is something that can never be done with an ebook or reading app.

How do you read?

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