Our latest blog is definitely worth a read – it’s all about the pleasure you can get from reading a real book. Of course, we’ve got nothing against e-readers, but this article might just re-kindle your interest in paperbacks.
You’ve got to love books – they’re awesome! If it’s been a while since you got your hands on a real novel, then take a leaf out of our book and check out our top 10 reasons to love books.
1. Books make you look smarter
Just make sure that you’re not holding it upside down when you whip out your paperback on the Gautrain.
2. If you lose a book, it’s not the end of the world
They’re much cheaper than e-readers, so you won’t be too depressed if you misplace one. Unless of course you were just about to find out who the killer was.
3. You never need to charge them
Books just work, without cables or Wi-Fi or hard to remember passwords. All you need is a light to read by.
4. They’re portable
Books are the perfect weight and size to carry around. Keep one in your bag and you’ll never be bored waiting for an appointment or sitting in traffic.
5. They burn
6. Guaranteed action between the covers
No, we’re not just talking about Fifty Shades. A good book is always an adventure, and they fit perfectly with any lifestyle, so you don’t need to feel tied down.
7. That new book smell…
Why stop and smell the roses when you can pause and sniff the pages? It’s like inhaling knowledge.
8. They’re real page-turners
Given up smoking and need to keep your hands busy? A book is the perfect way to occupy yourself – especially if it’s got a cracking plot.
9. Compatible with any accessory
10. Whatever you’re into, there’s a book about that
Thousands of new books are published every year – but not all of them are available digitally. If you have a hobby or interest that not many other people share, you’re still almost certain to find a physical book on the topic. Then there’s the joy of searching for (and finding) antique books, first editions and books that are no longer in print.
Next time you feel the urge to pick up your phone or tablet to kill some time, pause for a moment and think whether reading a book might be more enjoyable. After all, people have been reading books for centuries – and now you know some of the reasons why.