Online books: my way of getting more knowledge
I do believe something magical can happen when you read a good book ~ J.K Rowling
This quote shows that book reading is not just glancing through pages but also acquiring knowledge. I discover this secret of reading when I was quite young.
Growing up, my mom wanted to instil the love of reading books into me and my sister, to do this, she borrowed different types of storybooks from her school library and bring them home for us every weekend. I was fascinated with the books at first because of the pictures, I think one thing that hooks children to books is the pictures in the books. Gradually I went from storybooks to novels, and then to literature books. I read everything and anything I can lay my hands on.
When I got to secondary school, I moved to reading educative books. The first book that changed my mind towards educative book was the book by Robert Schuller titled Tough time never last but tough people do. This book change my perspective towards educative books and now every year, I make sure I read at least two educative books. My priest once said your greatest development comes from the books you read.
Then only paperbacks were available but now we have ebooks.
do I prefer traditional books or ebooks
I prefer ebooks. So many reasons make me prefer online reading to traditional reading.
First, the ease of reading.
I love reading novels and other books. online reading helps me to read where ever I am. I don't necessarily have to be at home or in a library for me to read a book. Due to the nature of my work, it would be difficult to be reading traditional books at work but with my ebooks, I can be snooping around reading and nobody will notice. I have my books with me always and ebook has helped me lessen boredomness
secondly, less fear of the number of book pages.
You can imagine when you want to read a book that is about 500 hundred pages or more. Reading such a book tends to make you wonder when you will finish the whole book. But with ebooks, the books don't feel heavy or bulky. I get motivated to read books now because I am less concerned about the number of pages the book has.
Thirdly, fewer damages
Traditional books can be damaged easily. Water or rodents can damage books if they are not properly stored, and unless you protect the books in a safety box, they are prone to destruction. Ebooks on the other end are on your phone. You can buy a book and save it to your mail, cloud or google drive with no worries.
I prefer ebooks because to read a traditional book you have to buy or lend the book. However, ebook allows you to get some books for free using only your mobile data to download the books. You necessarily do not need to have money to get some books online.
Finally, I love online reading so much and am kind of addicted to it. Am so grateful to be able to get my books online, and read them anywhere I am.