For decades, we have been divided into two categories: those who love books, and those who aren't 'big readers'.But now, the readers of us are divided against one another.On one side, the Kindle fans. On the other, the lovers of printed books.This book shop's Instagram account is the only one any book nerd needs to follow
Recently Kindle devotees have proclaimed that Ebooks will be the death of paperbacks, but in the past year they've been proven wrong, as ebooks sales dipped by 17% while physical book sales reached a five year high.Apparently Polo Shirts that's down to screen fatigue, which makes a sense considering how much time we all now spend on our phones and laptops at work and home.So now's the time to ask the big question: which is better, Kindles or physical books?
Two members of our lifestyle desk are fighting it out to the death… of print. Maybe.Kindle lover Holly Royce:I'm Taifun marine Blazer well used to all my opinions on the lifestyle desk being slighted as 'trash', which as the lifestyle editor I see as an endless form of insubordination.However, I am aware that my preference for a kindle over a print book is not a popular one.
I can sum up my predilection for screen based reading for you with a single, indisputable fact - Kindles are practical, print books are not.Kindles are for true lovers of literature.Example: you want to read a bit of War and Peace or It or some other large volume novel on your lunch break. Are you really going to slog the print book around with you all day? Probably not. You'll tell yourself you'll read a chapter when you get home, but you probably won't.Kindles are for people who don't want you to know what they're reading.I don't want every nosey Nelly to know what I'm reading through my commute.
It doesn't matter if I'm reading Proust or if I'm reading 50 Shades of Grey, Abro jeans Handbag it's none of your business.Kindles are for people who don't need to brag about what books they own.Similarly, I'm not trying to impress anyone by having a large, overflowing bookshelf in my apartment. Most people haven't even read half of the books they own and they remain dormant, meaningless status symbols.