Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Top 5 Problems With Ebooks & Ereaders

I've learned a great deal about ebooks and ereaders lately and I've compiled the top 5 problems with them. Though written by me (Amber) I can assure you that friends and authors are massive contributors to these thoughts.

Number 5:
They don't take up massive amounts of space.
That's right, if you've always dreamed of having a great library, you're not going to achieve it with ebooks.

Number 4:
On a related note:
 You can't build towers or stairs with them.
If you're a true bibliophile you know exactly what I'm talking about. There's nothing like a miniature city made out of the imagination carrying devices.

Number 3:
They don't smell the same.
Nothing smells quite as good as bindings, old glue, and musty pages. No matter how much you sniff that little electronic device you're not going to get that old world smell.

Number 2: 
If you place them in a ziploc bag before getting in the bathtub, when you later drop them in the bathtub, they don't get wrinkly.
I owe this one wholly to a family member, Jessica. When she pointed it out, I literally did a palm to the forehead.

And now, the real problem...
  Number 1:
 Author's can't sign them (or draw dragons in them.)
Yep, that's it.

I want to hear from you. What have you found is a "problem" with ebooks and ereaders?


  1. I would have to say the major problem is they need electricity. You can read a book by fire light, candlelight etc. but you need electricity for an ereader. Plus, you just don't hear someone say I'm going to go home with a nice glass of wine and cuddle up with my ereader.

  2. Oooh, excellent point Drea! Camping for more than a day or two with just an ereader would definitely be problematic. And that sounds funny: "I'm going to go home with a nice glass of wine and cuddle up with my ereader."