Kindles? Hardbacks? Audiobooks?

With the epidemic of new technology, books seem to be getting left behind for kindles. You can now do away your library to have it all contained on one reading tablet! But is that what you really want?

Most avid readers agree that there is nothing like holding a good old hardback (or paperback) and flipping its pages.

Audiobooks are another option, although they aren’t so different from having someone read out loud to you. If they aren’t abridged, that is. Sometimes they’ve got different voices for different characters to make it more interesting. You can also listen to these at night after the lights are out, and when you’re finished, you don’t have to climb out of bed to flip out the light!

There are benefits to kindle versions. One that I like is that I can carry a greater amount of books in my bag while taking up less space. It also weighs less, which I love because sometimes I carry around so many books in my bag that my shoulder starts hurting!

Despite the good parts of audiobooks and kindles, I still prefer REAL books to the other kinds. :)

What do YOU think? (you can comment!)

Book vs. Movie: A General Overview

Quite a few books have been made into movies. There are different views on how these movies will turn out. Some people think the movie will be precisely like the book, others think it’ll be completely different, and there are also people who don’t even know the book exists.

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie that was an exact duplication of the book. It’s pretty much impossible I’d say. Why is it impossible? Because they are different types of media.

Comparing book vs. movie is like experiencing something in person as opposed to seeing a picture. A book takes place in your imagination. ANYTHING is possible. A movie takes place in a studio or on a set somewhere and everything that’s possible can only go as far as everyone’s physical abilities. Naturally, it’s hard to get a movie up to imagination standards.