Kindle vs Books: Why Books are Better

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While reading a book, you often have to wet your fingers to turn pages.  If you switch to Kindle, you’ll forget what your fingers taste like.

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Studies show that people retain more information from a book than electronic media.  So, if you know a book’s going to be just awful, go with the Kindle.

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Reading from a Kindle might decrease the production of melatonin and put off sleep, so if you have to read a book while operating heavy machinery, use a Kindle.

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A Kindle might make reading easier for the visually impaired who God has apparently decided should not be reading anyway.

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There have been many instances of a book stopping a bullet and saving a life.  A Kindle won’t stop a bullet unless you download the Bullet-stopping App.

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When you try to save your place and dog-ear a Kindle, it will no longer function.

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You can tell if someone has modified your paper book; but, if they hack your Kindle, anything can happen… The guy from Crime and Punishment might get set free after some great lawyering or Thus Spake Zarathustra might end with, “I was just kidding… God was alive all the time”.

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People will be impressed if they see you reading a thick book.  If you are reading a thick Kindle, people will think it is an older model and laugh at you.

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Books are made out of pulp wood that can grow nearly anywhere.  Kindles are made from toxic doping agents, the tears of children and the cries of widows.

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Let’s say all books are replaced by Kindle… you are to testify in court and have to swear on a Bible, so a bailiff downloads a King James Version onto the court’s Kindle… BUT, accidentally leaves the app on one of the Babysitter’s Club mysteries.  Well, you can lie with impunity…

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27 thoughts on “Kindle vs Books: Why Books are Better

    1. I share your disdain of Kindles; but, the smell I like is old books… I used to own thousands of them but my last move forced me to cut it down to about a thousand. If I ever move to a free-standing house, one room is going to be a library…

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      1. Almost every room in our house is covered in books. I’m a voracious reader…. as my Amazon account will attest. Old books are lovely… especially when you find hidden treasures inside.

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      2. You ain’t lyin’… I bought a Bible from 1865 at auction for thirty-five dollars. Inside was a family roll with birthdates and death dates. The death dates seemed to cluster around the time of the Spanish flu epidemic that hit worldwide. Most were children.

        All written in beautiful hand…

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      3. It was many years ago, so I’d imagine that the danger has passed. What’s creepy is, epidemiologists actually searched for the Spanish flu in the permafrost around northern settlements (in graves from that era). They found pieces of the virus but no full specimen…

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    1. Turns out that most people do… at least in my research (yes, I research). For me, it’s the feel of having my finger under the next page, knowing that there is something new coming around the corning.

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  1. Never say never and all, but I’ll never read a book on a kindle. Pshaw – stupid e readers. Like your list too – bullet stopping app, dog ear a kindle and the thick book/kindle really made me smile 🙂

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    1. Well, I’ve been having trouble coming up with ideas, lately. I’ve probably done over four hundred of these and I think I may have talked about everything in the entire world… at least that’s how it feels.

      I liked your piece on the chaperoning experience you had. If children give us nothing else, they give us something interesting to talk or write about…

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      1. Thank you! I always feel like I am at a loss for topics. When I first started I swore I was not going to turn my blog into a journal of sorts documenting stuff like that. But I changed my rules. It is way easier to write about the stuff that happens like than ideas or concepts.

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  2. Got my first Kindle like 8 years ago and haven’t looked back.
    Thank goodness, my bookshelves were totally full already, no idea where I would have put the hundreds of ebooks I’ve read since then.
    ProTip: There are loads of Science Fiction Megapacks for $.50-1.00 each, huge short story collections, highly recommended!

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  3. I love reading on kindle, it helps you manage highlights and notes more efficiently, and it doesnt let others find out what you are reading.. book cover spotters make bad conversations.

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  4. You didn’t mention the most obvious reason that books are better than kindle. When zombies take over the world, THERE WILL BE NO KINDLE. I haven’t quite figured out how I would read a book while being chased by zombies, but that hasn’t stopped me from collecting actual books. Just sayin’…

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    1. After the zombies take over, all the books will be about zombies, anyway. Zombie Babysitter’s Club, Angels, Demons and Zombies and zombie Lee Child’s series on Zombie Jack Reacher. The living will envy the dead and both will envy the illiterate…

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