Do you try other formats of books beside the print ones? What has been your experience with different book formats?"
Friday, November 1, 2013
Filipino Friday (4): Going Digital
Hello! Oh my, we are on our 4th Filipino Friday meme. And soon, we'll meet at the 3rd Filipino Reader Conference...
Foremost, I always believe that there is nothing compared with the printed word. Thumbing through pages adds pleasure to reading. And the sight and smell of old books will always be something worth-treasuring. I could spend hours just looking at my shelves, it's therapeutic. LOL
Like what I've mentioned during FF#1, I do like the convenience of reading ebooks. I can always download and read anywhere, anytime, especially during travels, without much space or weight. Audiobooks are no exception either; I enjoy them most when walking.
I've come to love certain books because of good audiobook narrators. Among them are Emily Gray who narrated Thursday Next Novels by Jasper Fforde, Andre Braugher who narrated Alex Cross Novels by James Patterson, Lenny Henry who marvelously narrated Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, and Neil Gaiman himself who narrated some of his children's books.
I don't think it's disloyalty to enjoy other formats, as long as you give proper due where it belongs to. I suggest that you look at your shelves, touch those book spines, smell them (if you must), then remember the first time you held your favorite book. I don't think you'll ever forget. We, readers, stay loyal to reading, and that is all that matters.
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