Have you read a good book lately?
While I was on holiday, I read one of those types of books you just can’t put down. You know the sort I mean! It was called ‘Let me Whisper you my Story’ by Moya Simons. It was written through the eyes of Rachel, a Jewish girl living in Germany during the war. When the Nazis came to take the family away, her father told her to hide under the sink and remain absolutely silent on order to save her life. You can read more about the book if you visit our Book Bytes page, and the book is also available at our Library.
One of the first things I pack when I go on holiday is a book to read. It seems like people all around the world think the same way. You see people of all ages reading on buses, trains and planes, at the airport, by the pool, on the beach . . . almost anywhere.
Of course the style of a book has somewhat changed. Most popular by far, is still the regular bound paperback, but electronic books which you read using an e-book reader such as the Kindle and the iPad, are certainly appearing more often.
What is an e-book?
An e-book is an electronic version of a traditional print book that can be read by using a computer or iPad, or by using an e-book reader eg Kindle.
So, what is the advantage of an e-book?
One advantage is space. Would you prefer to pack 5 books in your suitcase, or 1 Kindle with 5 books already downloaded?
Are there any disadvantages?
There are drawbacks, such as needing to spend quite a bit of money to purchase the electronic reader first; and not being able to see, feel and browse the copy before buying.
To read more about the advantages and disadvantages, click here.
Which way do you prefer to read stories?
Regular printed book? OR Electronic-book?
This topic would make a great debate.This term we are working on debates, so why not choose this subject to debate your ideas.