By Hafsa Hafeez
25 November 2022
Is reading from a physical book preferable to reading on a Kindle? Or is it the opposite, perhaps?
Since the e-ink technology got good enough for mass use, this has been a hot topic of discussion among book lovers like you and me! But Kindle or books—which is better?
In general, if you are a voracious reader, Kindle reading is preferable. Reading on a Kindle can be more economical as well as more environmentally responsible because the Kindle edition of a book is frequently less expensive than the hardback or paperback version of the same book!
But these are just some of the main reasons a Kindle might be preferable. To properly answer this issue and make an informed choice, we will need to comprehend both the benefits and drawbacks of a Kindle, though.
I want you to choose one or the other after reading this post. I'll list some obvious pros and cons of using e-ink technology, such as a Kindle, for reading books, based on my experience.
Additionally, we'll draw a conclusion about which approach to reading at the end.
The simplicity of utilizing a Kindle is one of its main benefits.
In addition to being less than a physical book, Kindle can store and give users access to thousands of books with no additional weight!
Additionally, the Kindle measures 6.9" x 4.9" x 3.2". This means that the Kindle may easily fit inside a purse or a laptop case and is only slightly larger than some large mobile phones.
Physical books certainly can't compete with the convenience of a Kindle!
This benefit of utilizing a Kindle was only hinted at in the earlier section above.
You may access millions of books from both established writers and some up-and-coming ones on Amazon. With just a click of a mouse, this enormous library of literature is at your fingertips! Your favorite book is virtually always available on Amazon!
Publishing There is a huge requirement for the paper if there are millions of physical books. Additionally, trees are now the only source of paper.
The fact that between 80,000 and 160,000 trees are taken down every single day for paper production is alarming. Cutting down trees at such a rapid rate hurts climate change.
That reading books on a Kindle is more environmentally friendly than reading actual books should come as no surprise.
A book's Kindle edition is typically 32% and 36.5% less expensive than its paperback and hardback counterparts, respectively!
This ignores the reality that Amazon has thousands of free books available as well! (More on that at the article's conclusion)
I made quick math the other day, and I determined that if you read just 20 Kindle books, you could practically recoup the cost of your device!
It suffices to state that using a Kindle to read books can be economical.
Do you share a home with someone who gets quite irritated when you read in the room when they are attempting to go to asleep?
In that case, a Kindle is the best choice for you! You don't need to keep the lights on to read a book on a Kindle, which is one of its biggest advantages.
The Kindle has a screen light that makes it possible to read comfortably even in a dimly lit space. The fact that the light is just right—sufficient to prevent eye fatigue but dim enough to prevent disturbing others in the space—is what's helpful.
The fact that a Kindle is waterproof is another benefit of using one for reading. Meaning that even if you unintentionally put the Kindle in shallow water for a short while, it should still function properly.
A real book cannot be dropped into the water without being harmed. Because of this, Kindle is a fantastic choice for reading by the pool or on the beach!
A Kindle won't last underwater for more than a few minutes, it should be noted. A book, on the other hand, is more likely to be salvageable, and the damage would be the same regardless of how long it was submerged.
I mean, come on! No matter how many benefits a Kindle may have over actual books, the fact that it is not a genuine book never changes.
The experience is different even though Kindle is possibly the closest that technology can come to a true book.
You will need some time to adjust if you like the traditional experience of reading a book.
The ability to pick up a physical book and begin reading is one of their biggest advantages. There's no need to be concerned about charging it!
On the other hand, if you use a Kindle, you occasionally need to charge it.
Sharing books with others on a Kindle can be very challenging, which is one of its main disadvantages.
If you have to share a physical book with someone, all you have to do is pick it up and give it to them. But with a Kindle book, that is not the case.
A Kindle book cannot be shared in any way (legally at least).
There is no learning curve while reading a book. You just open a book and begin reading! Furthermore, you wouldn't anticipate a book to prevent you from reading.
Your book doesn't decide one day not to reveal its contents to you, after all. It simply does not occur!
A Kindle is a device, as opposed to a book. It may make a variety of mistakes, some of which can keep you from reading your favorite book