Technology has come a long way in recent years. In the past, if you wanted to call someone, you had to go to a phone booth, the office or home to call, now, you can simply place and receive calls wherever you are on your cellular phone. The same goes for books. The paperback books take up room on a bookcase or backpack and can easily get damaged. Now, you also have the option to purchase an e-reader where you can purchase books online and read them directly from the reader. While this seems like the way to go if you own a lot of books, there are some drawbacks as well.
The e-reader allows you to search the large database for virtually any book you may wish to read, and then you can purchase the book and have it available on the device to view and read whenever you want, wherever you are. The e-reader works great for those people who travel extensively and do not have room for large books. This makes the book bags or backpacks lighter on you, so you can leave your heavy books at home, while still enjoying them on the road. Before you download your first book, you set up an account with the e-reader system, allowing you to download the book again if your e-reader is ever lost or stolen, or if you simply upgrade.
Many avid readers enjoy having their books on the bookshelf for the world to see. With an e-reader, this is not possible since all of the books are located on the device. For those people who simply stay home and read extensively, the traditional paperback books may be the best choice. While internet access is not required to read the books on the e-reader, it is required to download the books; therefore, if you do not have any access to the internet, then you really should stick with the traditional paperback books.
Both the e-reader and traditional books have their pros and cons, the one that would work best is the one that you choose for yourself. Your needs will determine what type of reading material will work best for you.