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royalfan:

torayot:

jhenne-bean:

agent-355:

nolivingman:

piratesswoop:

thedistortedone:

relativemorals:

YES. I’m tired of all of you pretentious assholes saying that I’m not “really reading” because I use a kindle.

Yes, you are reading.You are just reading a “lesser” form of book. Reading isn’t just reading the words on a page/screen, it’s smelling the book, new or old, it’s wearing the books spine out after rereading it for the X’th time, it’s leaving crease marks on a page you flipped too fast because you were that eager to get to the next page, and most of all, it’s losing yourself in a book to the point where the world around you no longer exists. And I, for one, cannot lose myself in an electronic screen. The words of a real book take on a depth that cannot ever be recreated on anything electronic. So you may be reading a book, but you will never truly experience a book unless you read it in a printed medium.

lol this pretentious bullshit. “The words of a real book take on a depth that cannot ever be recreated on anything electronic.” i mean really. anyway, the words of your reblog have no depth or meaning to me since i’m reading them in electronic form, but u tried it

LMAO I CAN’T
go sniff a book and get the fuck off tumblr bc ur electronic words mean nothing 2 me

BUT GUYS IT’S NOT A REAL BOOK B/C YOU CAN’T SMELL IT
YOU CAN’T RUN YOUR TONGUE UP ITS SPINE
YOU CAN’T WHISPER SWEET NOTHINGS IN WHAT YOU PERCEIVE TO BE ITS EAR
do you not realise how creepy you sound
you’re reading a fucking paperback not eating pussy

Lesser form of book…
. 

hideous crowing laughter issued from my mouth

I don’t even get this.  I don’t have an e-reader because I can’t afford one right now, but how can anyone seriously say that isn’t really reading?  What if someone reads a book to you, like in ye olden days, is that OK?  Some people need to get over themselves.

The meaning of what you’re reading is divined by your brain, not the medium the words appear on.  There’s advantages to each.  You can lend a paper book to friend, it’s not going to run out of batteries, andsurely the sensory experience is different.  But on a long trip, an e-reader is certainly much easier to carry around than 5 or 6 paperbacks and a stack of magazines, and uses that much less paper.  In any case, when I’m involved in a story, I’m in the story, and whatever I’m holding in my hands becomes irrelevant.

I have other beefs with e-readers, bit that’s another post.

royalfan:

torayot:

jhenne-bean:

agent-355:

nolivingman:

piratesswoop:

thedistortedone:

relativemorals:

YES. I’m tired of all of you pretentious assholes saying that I’m not “really reading” because I use a kindle.

Yes, you are reading.You are just reading a “lesser” form of book. Reading isn’t just reading the words on a page/screen, it’s smelling the book, new or old, it’s wearing the books spine out after rereading it for the X’th time, it’s leaving crease marks on a page you flipped too fast because you were that eager to get to the next page, and most of all, it’s losing yourself in a book to the point where the world around you no longer exists. And I, for one, cannot lose myself in an electronic screen. The words of a real book take on a depth that cannot ever be recreated on anything electronic. So you may be reading a book, but you will never truly experience a book unless you read it in a printed medium.

lol this pretentious bullshit. “The words of a real book take on a depth that cannot ever be recreated on anything electronic.” i mean really. anyway, the words of your reblog have no depth or meaning to me since i’m reading them in electronic form, but u tried it

LMAO I CAN’T

go sniff a book and get the fuck off tumblr bc ur electronic words mean nothing 2 me

BUT GUYS IT’S NOT A REAL BOOK B/C YOU CAN’T SMELL IT

YOU CAN’T RUN YOUR TONGUE UP ITS SPINE

YOU CAN’T WHISPER SWEET NOTHINGS IN WHAT YOU PERCEIVE TO BE ITS EAR

do you not realise how creepy you sound

you’re reading a fucking paperback not eating pussy

Lesser form of book…

hideous crowing laughter issued from my mouth

I don’t even get this.  I don’t have an e-reader because I can’t afford one right now, but how can anyone seriously say that isn’t really reading?  What if someone reads a book to you, like in ye olden days, is that OK?  Some people need to get over themselves.

The meaning of what you’re reading is divined by your brain, not the medium the words appear on. There’s advantages to each. You can lend a paper book to friend, it’s not going to run out of batteries, andsurely the sensory experience is different. But on a long trip, an e-reader is certainly much easier to carry around than 5 or 6 paperbacks and a stack of magazines, and uses that much less paper. In any case, when I’m involved in a story, I’m in the story, and whatever I’m holding in my hands becomes irrelevant.

I have other beefs with e-readers, bit that’s another post.

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