… or does it?
We debated this hot topic and came up with some great arguments for both sides, after some fairly heated discussion!
Those favouring the Kindle made the following points in its favour;
– You can often try a free sample from a book before you decide to buy it
– lots of books are free and many others are lower priced than paperbacks
– you can start reading your book immediately
– you can decorate your Kindle and it smells nice (this point was much debated!)
– Kindles don’t take up any storage room, you can keep 1000’s of books on them and you can just delete any that you don’t need any more
– you can adjust the brightness to your own requirements and you can read them in the dark!
– you can adjust the size of the lettering to your own needs
– they are modern, reliable and fit well into your surroundings
– you can buy different coloured cases to protect your Kindle
– unlike books, Kindles don’t get ripped or rotting pages!
– you have to return your library books, but you can keep all your books on a Kindle
– Kindles are easily portable and ideal to take on holiday
Those who preferred the old fashioned method of reading a book totally disagreed with most of the above points – instead, they argued that;
– a library gives you access to all the books for free, whereas you have to pay for the Kindle and most of the books
– you can swap books with your friends and family
– you don’t have to recharge your book, it won’t malfunction and if you drop it, it won’t break!
– books are less likely to hurt your eyes and are more restful to read before bed
– books are better for the elderly, who don’t always know how to use new technology
– with a book, you know how many pages are left, you can skip bits if you want to and you can stop and re-read a passage any time you want
– books smell better than Kindles and there are no games to distract you from your reading!
– they are unlikely to be stolen
– not all books are available on a Kindle
So, what do YOU think?