I was surfing the net yesterday and I bumped across a fellow reader's site, Jennifer. She is an avid reader (judging from all the list of the books she had read and to be read). And as a reader, she was considering to buy an e-book, just like what I planned to do...hopefully by the end of this year.
But she made few good points of e-book - the pro and the con! And I have to say I quiet agree with her. For Jennifer's opinion, please click here. For a reader, I love to see all the books piling up. Kindda like a collection. The disadvantage - I have no space to keep the books and it's kindda wasting papers, right? (trying to go green here) I love to smell the musty smell of a recycle paper. With e-book, I can't smell any musty smell.
Yesterday, I was reading the e-version of one historical romance book via my laptop and gosh, it's so difficult to move around. With a hard copy, I can bring the book everywhere, even to the loo..haha! Well, I know I shouldn't compare laptop with a book coz e-book would be a lot more convenient compared to a laptop.
From her site, Jennifer more concerned about the format of an e-book. Well, as I said, m not that good with these stuffs but I know my bff does. She can convert something into something hence let's just say that m not worried about compatibility. Haha! Even if she doesn't know, she loved the challenge to do it. I always have faith in her ;)
For my personal opinion, I would definitly get the e-book, as soon as I can get hold of whoever selling it. I haven't find one in Brunei so m looking in the neighbouring countries *can't wait*. From yesterday's experience, I noticed that reading an e-book took me less time to read compared reading a hard copy. If m reading a book, it would take me at least 24 hours to finish one but with e-book, I managed to finish it within 13 hours (of course with toilet breaks and all). I don't know whether they edited the e-book versions to make it shorter but I hope not.
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4 years ago