I read a blog post written by The Unquiet Librarian. The post talked about the different reading experiences when reading a digital text as compared to a printed text. She discussed her experience reading poetry in an eBook format and in print. She was not pleased with her eBook experience and decided to continue purchasing printed poetry.
I will always love reading books in the paper format. I like being able to touch the pages I am reading, seeing how much I've read and how much is left, and putting it on my bookshelf when I am finished. It's so much more fun to curl up with a book on the couch than plopping a laptop on your lap to see if Mr. Darcy can woo Miss Elizabeth Bennet.
I commented on her blog post expressing my hopes that bookstores won't go out of business. I love going into Barnes and Nobles and perusing their classics section. I don't want to do this through iBooks or Amazon; it's not the same :( !!
Also, I read so much on my computer because all of our readings are digital in this program. It's perfect for school because it's convenient. However, reading a printed book for fun is just that, fun. I hope Bookstores can weather the eBook craze!