The internet has replaced many people’s favorite pastimes, and one of these activities has become reading. For some people, reading in the internet is a very unique experience, while for others flipping through pages and holding a book is a more gratifying experience. Reading over the internet has become popular, because it gives readers easy access to a high variety of books and contents. However, reading a paper book activates and improves sensory experience bringing gratification to the book lover’s mind and body.
For instance, more and more people are reading in the internet or via e-readers, habits which for many has replaced reading an old fashion paper book. This interest began because of the accessibility of a great variety of texts, and the ability to carry thousands of books in a single tablet. The reader feels as though they have access to the literary world just by the click of a mouse, or the swipe of a finger; indeed, thousands of e-books available today give the reader instant gratification.
On the other hand, reading a good old-fashion book develops and activates a persons’ sensory experience. The act of flipping back and forth through pages, smelling the ink, and visually moving from one pictures and chapters to another activates all five senses. Equally,reading a good paper book, aids in the recollection of key information, plots and events attached to the stories read.
In conclusion, reading has become a favorite pastime for many people. For some, reading via the internet is a way to instantaneously fulfill the need to read a good book. While for some people, reading a paper book is still the most effective and beneficial way to stimulate their senses. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how you approach the magical world of literature, as long as you do it.