I'm a highly opinionated person. I know that I enjoy teen lit more than middle reader and I know that when I shop for books, I need to do it in person.
I'm not exactly sure why (I tried to explain it here) but when I go shopping for books, I can't really do it through the internet on Amazon or on E-Readers (even though I do have a Nook OMG BOOK CORPORATIONS NO STOP). I need to go to the store, peruse each and every shelf, and wait for a book to jump out at me.
And I also can't listen to audio books. I prefer the words in front of me or I can't concentrate. I know that some people can multitask with those, but I am not one of those people.
But there are also some people who are very extreme with their book-snobbery. They believe that people should only read books if they are in book form with paper and covers and that stuff. Or on the other side of the spectrum, that paper-books are becoming totally decrepit and irrelevant and everything needs to be digital to keep up with technology.
|Here's the first thing I have to say to that|
I mean, like I stated before, I can't listen to audio books, but if people have a tough time reading (like age or dyslexia) then they can still enjoy books just not in the word sense.
Or if they travel a lot and like to read, then having like 50 books at your fingertips could be really helpful and save them a lot of space. (Because I pack at least 4 books on every vacation and some of them can get pretty heavy).
But for the people who think everyone should have an e-Reader or something like that and attack me for my preference for books over e-Readers, here's my argument:
Guess who gets to read when the plane takes off?
I only become sassy when people set me off, so this is basically self-defense.
In all seriousness, I agree with John Green. "I don't care how people read, I just care if they read." And that's my basic attitude about the subject.
And also, don't attack people for how they read. It doesn't affect you how they do it, and if it works for them, who are you to say different?