If you have been reading this blog you may have noticed I read a lot of books in electronic format. I’m on my second e-reader and I have all the reading apps (including one for the e-reader I have) on my smart phone. I would not be able to read as many books as I do if I didn’t have the option to read them this way. There is no quicker way to make me flip out and rage than to say, “Which is better? E-books or real books?”


Just think about, years ago books were made from papyrus. They were hand written and hand sewn. Books. Stories were printed in newspapers, a chapter a week, then all the chapters were gathered together in a ‘book’. Men invented machines to print the words and sew the pages together. Books. Then writers progressed from typewriters to computers. Now manuscripts are sent by e-mail to publishers.

Even with printed books, you have hard-bound, trade paper-back, mass produced paper-back ‘books’. An actor will read the book into a recording devise and then you have an ‘audio-book’.

Think of “Gone with the Wind”. The movie, it was filmed with a camera. The film was in big rolls and shown in theaters, then video cassette players and tapes were invented, then you could get a tape of Gone With the Wind to watch at home. Then it was available on DVD, now you can get it as a digital download. But it’s still a movie.

An artist records a song in a studio or performs on stage, I can then download the song onto a tiny device and play it whenever I want. It’s still music.

E-books, are just a different medium, they are real books.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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