Why I still prefer Physical Books over E-Books

Don't get me wrong. There are lots of benefits with E-books given the fact that I also own copies of short stories and training manuals in digital format. E-books are useful if you keep a long-lasting digital archive in your local drive or cloud storage. You can easily send a copy across the globe sans the delivery cost, and you can store copies of hundreds of books in one gadget to make your travel at ease. With E-books you don't kill trees, and publishing one do not need a tedious process like the traditional books, and so on and so forth.

But the beauty of owning a traditional library or archive has no equivalent in terms of cost and simplicity:

You can still feel the distinct texture of the paper if you love identifying your book with its texture.

You don't have to worry about your book falling hard on the floor. For Kindle/iPad/Galaxy tab, it's a different story.

Buying a new book is cheaper than buying a new tablet or E-reader as a replacement if they got damaged by rain or water. A new book is usually more cheaper than a waterproof casing, or a waterproof tablet.

You don't need to spend additional energy (battery, plug outlet) to read a traditional book. If there is no electricity (and you're out of battery), just light a candle and it's still okay.

You don't have to spend $28.99 just to smell the paper.

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