Why I Prefer “Real” Books

Some good arguments in support of physical books over their ebook cousins. As someone who is registered blind and unable to read print, I value electronic books as the text to speech facility on my Kindle enables me to have a book (which I would otherwise be unable to read) read aloud to me. While I can read braille and value the hard copy braille books I own, it takes up much greater amounts of shelf space when compared to it’s hard copy (print) counterpart. In addition only a fraction of the books produced in print and/or in electronic format are ever transcribed into braille. Having said all that, I love the scent and feel of real (physical) books and own quite a few which I read using a scanner (something like a photocopier) which is equipped with speech software that turns the scanned text into speech. Had I the ability to read print without the need to scan it, I would, undoubtedly own far more “real” books than is currently the case. Long may the physical book continue say I! Kevin

Insomnia, Nightmares and General Madness

Let?s be clear, here. When I say ?real,? I actually mean ?physical copies that I own and may do as I please with,? rather than some kind of judgement based on quality or content. In other words, things that aren?t eBooks.

I?ve fought against the eBook revolution for some time. I?ve given all the standard reasons that make me sound like a pretentious hipster twit. ?I love the smell,? ?I love the tactile sensation of turning pages,? ?I prefer to be able to read without having electricity,? etc, etc, ad nauseum. Now, despite my judgement of calling those the bastion of hipster twits, I actually still agree with all of them. Old books dohave a great smell, and the physical sensation isamazing. It?s also nice to have something handy that doesn?t involve a boot up, is not tied to battery life or a wall socket and is less…

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The purpose of this blog is to showcase my writing (gosh that sounds pompous but it isn't meant to be, honestly)! Thus far I have published two ebooks on Amazon, "Samantha", which can be found here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samantha-ebook/dp/B00BL3CNHI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top and "The First Time" which can be found here http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-First-Time-ebook/dp/B00AIK0DD6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1366827393&sr=1-1&keywords=kevin+morris+the+first+time For further information on this and the other titles which I'll be publishing over the coming months please explore my blog. As new titles are published they will appear here. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and my books.

3 thoughts on “Why I Prefer “Real” Books

  1. Aishwarya

    If the write up is real and not fiction, I didn’t know you found it difficult to read…your posts speak great things about you! One would never know that words were your weakness. Keep writing 🙂

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    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thank you. I dont find it difficult to write. I use a Windows computer with Jaws software which converts text into speech and braille, enabling me to write and navigate the internet etc. Reading is much easier with the advances in technology. All the best. Kevin

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      1. Aishwarya

        I never knew about this! I respect you and your spirit so much more! I am glad I can connect with you here. Keep writing. I am always looking forward to your posts. Cheers and have a lovely day! 🙂

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