This could affect health if reading right before going to bed.
And yet when it comes to books, avid readers would any day pick and choose conventional paperback books. E-book readers were first introduced as Kindle by Amazon back in For taking notes in the margin nothing can beat pencil or pen on paper.
There is a link between physical gestures and cognition: the things we do to print books seem to help us to understand and remember better.
Paper makes reading physically pleasurable. Both get the job done, but while on the road what do you pick: Traditional books or an E-reader? Switching books smoothly and a lighter alternative to a hardback is the obvious option.
But sharing an e-book has all of the warmth of sending an e-mail or paying someone on PayPal. On command, it allows me to navigate a curated list of thousands of authors and genresmaking the journey feel endless.
But book reading, just like drinking wine, is a habit that you cultivate. In the opposite camp, the praticals.
Print books have jackets, so people know what other people are reading - which makes reading a community-building act. I bet you do!