I read most of my book off a tablet (Actually, it’s usually via my phone app).
Recently, a guy a work lent me a book. It was great to feel the sensation of reading a physical novel). I read the book, once I started within a week. It reminded me of the days when I worked in the bookstore. I kid you not. Depending on their sizes, I used to read three or four novels a week. Now, I understand why I read more then than I currently do. The formats are different.
It can take me a week, or more, to read a story when I use my phone or tablet. I think that is do to the different experience I feel as I read from a device.
I believe I use a tablet because I take transit to get to where I am going, using the phone app is more convenient.
When I read from a book, I am taken back to the time when I was an avid reader. I love the feel of holding a book and the feel of paper, I love the action of turning the page, and I love the smell of books.
Even though, I tend to read more and that I enjoy the experience of reading a novel, I do not believe I will go back to a physical book. I like the convenience of reading from one light tool (a phone, or a tablet say) better than the inconvenience of reading from a book.
It doesn’t matter the size of the book, be it a paperback, trade paper, or a hardcover; a book will rarely weigh or feel the same from a phone, or a tablet. This doesn’t mean I won’t ever read a physical book again. On the contrary, I probably will.
—Robert Confiant 25 September 2016 (mod 24 March 2018)