I love my traditional, paper, books as much as any other book lover does. Holding a reading device while sitting in a confortable armchair doesn’t really equal sitting in the same chair with a nice, original, book in your hands…
But… Let’s get real about it… We’re in a changing world. There are too many of us, placing too much strain on our environment. Our climate is changing and it doesn’t seem to be for the better. Can we really justify the continued use of paper books when they are not necessary?
Over the past four years I must have purchased somewhere around twenty paperback or hardcover books. During the same period, I have certainly aquired more than one hundred and fifty eBooks and some ten audiobooks. While the overall phisical experiece might be different, my enjoyment of the works themselves was not diminshed at all. In this last month alone I read over ten eBooks and listned to six audiobooks.
If you haven’t yet started to make the move to electronic, you should try it. Do your little bit to help reduce climate change by reading in electronic books, using a low power device such as a Kindle, a Sony Reader or on your iPod or iPhone.