As Adrian said he would love to carry his iPad around more than a book. For me it is opposite, i do not like my reading wtih online because it dose not provide feeling that ” I am reading something.” It is merely some kind of surfing the Internet, and it is easy to me to slip away while reading something on online. I think our
hand and fingers are suitable for turning over the pages of a book rather than scroll the mouse or smart phone’s scressn. I like sense of paper when I grap the book.
I remain feeling of emptiness after reading through online.
Every time I read novel online, maybe because I didn’t try to get used to it but it’s like missing something precious. Reading on the computer or smartphone that makes me feel impatient to follow whole story-boarding, so I step up reading, slip away lots of chapters to get the final ending.
Even though I prefer hard cover book, we cannot neglect benefits of e-book because of its comfortability. Ebooks are good for reference and searching. But handheld paper books are good for the feel and the seriousness they impart. So the best thing is to have a hard copy and a soft copy and use them both. Ebooks allow you to carry a lot of books (thousands of them) without any space constraint, but the best thing is to print them and read and then dispose them off.