Are Paper Books Better Than E-Books?

I am not sure. I seem to like the feel of the physical paper back or hard back book which I used to collect a lot and read and reread. I was the bookworm of the extended family. Well so was my sister but as the years went on by me more so than her. In the last several years, e-books have become a mainstay of the publishing industry. However, the demise of printed books as a result of the introduction of e-books has not materialized as predicted.

According to the Association of American Publishers, e-book sales in the U.S. declined slightly to $983 million in 2019 from a year earlier. The lower growth rate followed several years of double-digit declines in e-book sales. Hardcover and paperback books still rule the market, with approximately $3 billion and 2.5 billion in sales in 2019, respectively.

I do have some ebooks but I mostly prefer to read the traditional method. A book just feels more personal and cozy and I have spent many, many hours during my years reading books and enjoying the stories way too much to ever not have books with me.

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