E-reader or book?

The e-reader or book debate will run and run, I think.

For a holistic summary of the debate, read this article at Custom Made, which considers not only the power consumed in using the device, but the carbon emissions used in the manufacturing, sales and distribution processes too.

e-readerI agree in part with the summary: buy less, borrow more, share more and get a library card. I will continue to read paper books, and e-books on my Kindle Paperwhite. I will continue to buy more secondhand books, favouring charity shops so my £2.50 goes further, and I will use my Kindle until it dies before I replace it. But I will not able to resist a new book by one of my favourite authors, in hardback, so I will buy smart. e-readerBuy a Kindle Paperwhite like mine.

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  1. They both have a place. E-reader’s are great for travel as there is no need to load you suitcase or carry-on down with books. Just load them onto your e-reader and you’re good to go. They also are great on treadmills because you don’t have to mess with pages flipping closed and holding your place open. Print books are wonderful all the time, but often not as convenient.