Why E-Books Stink

Maybe this is why I feel my love for books slipping away from me at times. I have turned to the dark side and been buying e-books instead of real books!

See, there's this thing called biology...

vintageActually e-books don’t stink, they smell like nothing. Gone is the stale musty scent of times gone by, the faint hint of vanilla and old ink.

You cannot get disgusted at an e-book and hurl it against a wall. There are people walking in the world who will never know the deep satisfaction that comes from slamming the receiver on an old telephone down, or hurling a book against the wall. That is sad.

You cannot comb garage sales and back alley bookstores seeking some ancient and well-loved copy of a rare e-book, some obscure piece of pulp fiction or a trashy little bundle of sci/fi, covered in dust and yellowing about the edges.

With e-books, there’s no reason to leave your home at all.

E-books, well they self destruct. They cannot go missing for 40 years inpaperback someone’s attic only to be discovered among the cobwebs like some rare…

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2 responses to “Why E-Books Stink

  1. That was a great post. I love print books, but have to admit to reading mostly ebooks now. They’re convenient – I can start a new book 1 minute after finishing the last, and I can read at night without the light on.

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  2. That’s true too!

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