In the past couple of years, the amount of reading I have done on my Kindle has increased tenfold. While there have been studies and vehement opinions arguing that paper is preferable to digital, I think e-readers have their place. I will be quick to acknowledge the cons: I do not think I retain information as well on e-readers because part of how I digest and remember is through marking texts up and remembering the actual placement of words on a page. I will admit that there is something about the physical experience of turning a page and inhaling the scent of a freshly printed book or an ancient hardback bearing years of history.
The convenience of my Kindle is hard to beat (and I do mean Kindle, not just any e-reader. When I compare my experience to friends who have other types of e-readers, I think the Kindle wins by a landslide).
Here are the reasons why I find myself reading so much more often:Read More