I am also guilty of this… I used to read so much in elementary school/middle school..Maybe a book a week! Now it’s more like a book every 6 months… >< So sad, I need to read more too…
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October 7, 2012 at 2:13 PM
I know we discussed in class that kindles aren’t making real books less popular but I still don’t like them! Yes we are in the digital humanities concentration but I can’t help but hate these e-book things. Movie stores have already gone out of business because of netflix and redbox-which is dumb because they don’t even have that great of selections as movie stores-now I am afraid that eventually libraries will become extinct too! There is just something intimate about holding the book and actually turning the page, its a very private and exciting experience. Don’t get me wrong I love breathing new life into old things but that doesn’t mean the old things have to disappear completely.
October 7, 2012 at 9:16 PM
I totally hear you Marisa! I *hate* trying to read on web/ereader–which is of course why my mother and I have so many books…
But seriously, there’s just something…sensual, almost…about reading a book on paper.
(And actually, old books smell that awesome way they do because of the tanins in the paper deteriorating–the deterioration process smells, on an atomic level, like vanilla–and who doesn’t like vanilla!?)
October 7, 2012 at 9:39 PM
As you’ve all probably seen in class, I still print out a lot, mainly so I can write all over it. That seems to be the quickest way for me to get my thoughts together. I know I like reading new articles on my iphone [via various apps], but I don’t really read on my ipad unless I’m traveling and have no other options.
I do have to say, though, that the amount of money I’ve spent on DVDs has gone down dramatically thanks to Instant Netflix!
October 8, 2012 at 5:50 PM
I agree with all these comments about not using a kindle/nook/ipad. It’s not the same opening up a book and reading. I’m a huge reader and people find it weird when I tell them I don’t use a electronic book. There’s something about the smell of an old book or just the feel in your hands. It’s traditional; especially reading for entertainment. I wouldn’t mind having a text book be on a kindle or nook though!
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