January 17th, 2018, 01:20:50 PM #1 Quote from: HATTIESBURG_96 on January 16th, 2018, 03:52:59 PM Quote from: crunchyrollfanatic on January 15th, 2018, 08:44:49 AM Read this before making a purchase decision. It might save you money in the long run but it also makes you question if you are truly interested in reading novels or not. If you aren’t sure if exactly what your paperback needs is or if it’s worth your money and time then I suggest looking elsewhere. Wrong? Do you really think that buying books online is going to be as easy as using apps? Because it isn’t! And chances are, the same would be true for any other type of transaction. So why are we still allowing physical books to exist? Because that’s what our ancestors did and we love them for it! But now that digital has become our new normal, is there anything left to remember about bookstores and their role as retailers of various kinds and sizes? Wrong? Do you really think that buying books online is going to be as easy as using apps? Because it isn’t! And chances are, the same would be true for any other type of transaction. So why are we still allowing physical books to exist? Because that’s what our ancestors did and we love them for it! But now that digital has become our new normal, is there anything
You need to re-think your purchase decision.
Many of you mentioned that you are going to read books online and that is true. But the question is this: is it worth the time and energy spent exploring different digital platforms before opting for the latest release? The short answer is: no. Some of you may have also mentioned that you don’t mind physical books because they are still there, and you can still find them at local stores if you like. But that is not necessarily the case. Digital is not a store model for reading. While there is definitely the potential for a store model for reading, the best model for us is a journey, not trendingbird. an destination. While we don’t need a specific book to lead us on that first reading tour, we do need to prevent us from becoming too cerebral and emotionally exhausting. Reading is not a routine activity, and the more emotionally charged the book, the more we have to take in a lot before we can really read it. The same goes for our digital reading: while we may enjoy a different book per day, the more intense the read, the less likely it is to get us emotionally invested in it.
It’s not as easy as using apps.
The idea of using tools to make reading easier is nice but in practice, there are many more issues than we typically acknowledge. Here are a few that stand out:
- Weaksomeness of Tools. Excessive use of apps can lead to a huge excess of tapering. This can be really inefficient, especially if you are dealing with lots of books. The same could be said about eBooks. When it comes to apps, there is definitely room for improvement. Most of them have a basic purpose but far too often devolve into endless repeating of tasks.
- Lack of focus. We know that reading is a very mental skill and that reading time is unique to each person. But the same could be said about working out, starting a project or prioritizing important tasks. It is easy to become lulled into a false sense of calm when reading and find yourself reading too smoothly or completely underexploring yourself in the process.
But it is not just the physical act of reading that is at stake. We also need to think about the way that technology is incorporating into the process. There are a number of technologies that will have to be integrated with the traditional reading process such as eBooks, virtual books, mobile devices, and more. There is also the added benefit of providing an inherent advantage for technology: fullscreen reading. While the physical act of reading is limited by the screen, the virtual book will have a completely different experience because it is being read on a screen. Now, this is the kind of thing that we need to think about for the long term. Even just a year or two is a long time to wait. While we should appreciate the potential benefits of digital literacy, it is important to remember that it will take a long time to see the full benefits of such technology and the reading process itself.
This is the final word on how to decide if reading a novel is for you. Whether you are a new reader or a long time reader, the same questions and solutions should apply regardless of who you are: does reading require concentration? Is it important to know what is happening and why? Does it matter if I read the book or watch the movie? Do I need to read it again? These are the types of questions that will help you decide if reading is for you.
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you need to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new plan. One approach to reading is on-line, although there are other technologies that may be more suitable for certain types of reading. Read this anyway, but only if you think it is the right thing to do.