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Keep the Real Books!

May 3, 2010
By Christy PLATINUM, Arden Hills, Minnesota
Christy PLATINUM, Arden Hills, Minnesota
23 articles 18 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Happiness is not a destination, but a way of travel."

Nothing can keep me away from real books. I love the feel of a book in my hands, and the ability to flip to any part of a book I want. If books were replaced by digital devices reading would no longer be the same and would become just another thing we do using electronics and staring at screens. No longer could you head into the library and feel the same joy of walking down the aisles and trying to select a book. No longer could you have the same satisfaction of opening a new book and breaking the binding, or flipping through the pages. No longer could you casually glance over someone’s shoulder to see what they’re reading. With the “e-readers” you would no longer measure your progress in pages, but in percents. Bookstores would go out of business and soon you would be buying books with the internet instead of heading into a cozy store to sit at the cafe and browse. If books were replaced many jobs would be lost. Book printers would no longer be needed, and marketing and distributing workers would now do all their work online. Books are supposed to be a sensory experience- with colorful covers, good smelling pages, and printed words. With the easy access to books on a device, book publishing would soon be too easy, and I fear that many books would lose their quality. Story-telling would no longer be an event that brings children together, and adults could no longer share colorful picture books to their children. What’s more, with a real book, you don’t need to worry about the battery being dead.

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This article has 4 comments.

TheJust ELITE said...
on May. 26 2010 at 4:06 pm
TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
254 articles 202 photos 945 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I feel that a hero is somebody who will stand up for their values and what they believe in and that can take any form. People that have values and have thought them through rather than those who just do what they’re told."-Skandar Keynes

"When it’

reading off a screen gives me a headache (one of the reasons I don't read that many fiction pieces on TeenInk). And besides I like looking at how many books are on my shelf or browsing through the library/store shelves. I believe people are depending more and more on technology which is why we now have e-books. It's stupid.

on May. 20 2010 at 1:21 pm
LuckyDucky BRONZE, College Park, Maryland
3 articles 5 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave.” Winnie The Pooh

This is exactly how i feel.  I can't stand the e-readers!  I love the feel of ooks in my hands and dog earing the page.  I love the smell of a book when you first open the pages.  I love walking through the bookstores and searching for the longest time to find a book. 

on May. 18 2010 at 6:43 am
Christy PLATINUM, Arden Hills, Minnesota
23 articles 18 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Happiness is not a destination, but a way of travel."

Glad you liked it- this has been a pretty big debate among lots of people lately.

on May. 16 2010 at 3:58 pm
krazykathleen BRONZE, Edwardsville, Illinois
1 article 0 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
"7/5 of all people do not understand fractions." -Unknown

Wow! This is great- I completely agree with you!!! I love going into bookstores and being able to just browse for a book on the shelves and hold the book and see the print and everything! I really hope Kindles and iPads and stuff don't replace real books. Well written article!