Pandemic | Covid-19 | E-Reading | 03rd September 2021 | Virtual Wire
Are you a petulant reader? Physical book or e-book? Which one do you prefer?
The notion of reading books has changed over the past decade. We are acquainted with various forms of reading like audiobooks, and e-readers.
An ebook device is a portable electronic device designed for reading digital such as e-books, periodicals and other documents which can also be read using a variety of other electronic devices. Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Nobles’ Nook and Sony Reader are few examples.
E-readers are a palpable boon for all book lovers. A surge of transition into e-reading and audiobooks is after the endeavour of pandemics. We don't want to dig through libraries for books.
We can download tons of books from free websites. E-readers can also read in the low light too and can adjust the font size. Bookmarks, dictionaries, highlighters are easily available and can switch to any book at any time and travel friendly. In comparison to laptops and computers, e-readers are cheaper and tend to have longer battery life.
Readers find it hard to fit themselves on a tiny screen but now everyone has turned on their screen and celebrates E-reading.
E-readers are quite expensive for occasional readers, contradicting the physical book. Book hoarding and having a physical library are hobbies for numerous people and they may find it difficult to cope up with e-readers. The repositories are not easy to pass on to the next generation.
Book lovers always are fond of touch, smell and feel books. The cover, jacket, blurb, smell and texture of the book. E-readers may fail to provide them.
Every book is a treasure for them.
Pandemic and reading
Pandemic and lockdowns force people to nurture their good old hobbies. As a result of this, book readers to relieve stress and depression started reading its kind of therapeutic effect during the post-pandemic period. E-books are a great relief for quarantine readers who can't access all the books.
Reading is a great hobby to cultivate. The form of reading has changed over the past years. All these methods have their pros and cons. As Francis Bacon has rightly said "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.