• Current Reads

      Life after Life Jill McCorkle
      This Is Your Captain Speaking Jon Methven
      The Starboard Sea Amber Dermont
      Snark David Denby
      Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel
  • Popular Tags

  • Recent Reflections

  • Categories

  • Moleskine’s All-Time Favorites

  • Echoes

    The HKIA brings Hong… on [788] Island and Peninsula 島與半…
    Adamos on The Master and Margarita:…
    sumithra MAE on D.H. Lawrence’s Why the…
    To Kill a Mockingbir… on [35] To Kill A Mockingbird…
    Deanna Friel on [841] The Price of Salt (Carol…
    Minnie on [367] The Rouge of the North 怨…
  • Reminiscences

  • Blog Stats

    • 1,081,857 hits
  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,710 other followers

Again, eReader vs Paper

Although I have an eReader for travel, I still prefer paper almost all the time. While many believe that paper-based books are heading to extinction, NPR thinks books have many futures. I say non-fiction and news, information that is readily revealed, is best formatted electronically. A good story, which is meant to be savored, is best to be slowly revealed through the act of turning pages.

7 Responses

  1. That’s it, the “savouring”. My e-reader is due soon and I look forward to trying it out. What you say is certainly how I feel about audio-books. Audio is fine for info/non-fiction but I really can’t “read” the fiction I like to read that way. I am wondering whether I will be able to “savour” when I read an “e-book” because at least there you can turn the pages to your own timing, stop and think and ponder when you want to etc. Time will tell.

  2. I agree completely. I’d much prefer to read a proper book but when it comes to travel there is nothing that beats my Kindle. I read the NY Times on the Kindle also. I don’t miss having all of the stacks of newspapers around my house.

  3. Agree 100%! There is just nothing quite like curling up in a comfy chair and reading a paper book! Newspapers on the other hand..I can never get them spread out in front of me and still be comfy while reading them. I’d definitely prefer reading my news on an ereader.

  4. I have an ereader too but, like you, I almost always prefer actual books.

  5. I am on the verge of joining the e-book..perhaps. I am still so torn.
    But I agree, for me the real draw is all about travel.
    Otherwise, I am not sold. And I must say a lot of related issues concern me a great deal. I was just reading an article on Library Thing’s blog about e-book and the future of libraries and it scared the heck out of me.

  6. […] Matt of A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook thinks “A good story, which is meant to be savored, is best to be slowly revealed through the act of turning pages.” […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: