Carrying a book while traveling

I recently came across an article “Reading books keeps business traveler sane” and realized how a couple of years before it would have been as simple as grabbing a book from the airport lobby and continue. But we all know things have changed a lot with the advent of Amazon kindle and now that most of the tablets/iPad support e-book reading. We all have seen people debate on whether it was more comfortable reading a printed book or an e-book.

The e-book readers have evolved a lot , they are  not hard on the readers eyes, they allow flipping pages just as you do in a printed book and bookmarking or highlighting of texts is also possible. The e-books are relatively less priced than their printed editions and moreover you could carry thousands of book in your reader while on move which would be physically impossible with a printed book.

I am sure there are a lots of advantages that can be listed for a printed book but I believe in keeping up with the trend.

I started reading books through the amazon kindle app in my Google Nexus 7 Tablet and in the past 7 months I have been able to accumulate a good library of 50+ books of which I have been able to read 7 books. One thing that attracts me personally is being able to carry around so many books and be able to read multiple books in a day. With the kind of lifestyle today no one knows when one would get busy or be free and its not always possible to be carrying a bunch of books everywhere to read one based on the mood. I can now switch between technology books to novels and back.

There are apps like goodreads which helps you keep track of books that you have read, reading or plan to read. It also allows to find out if a book is a good fit for you from community’s reviews.

Check the link to see what books I am reading/have read or plan to read.. http://www.goodreads.com/vtrravikumar

How many of you feel its easier to carry an e-book reader and are comfortable reading using one.

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