I love reading and learning.
The Internet is where I usually start.
But the Internet has so much distractions, links, adverts, Like, Share & Follow buttons that sometimes you find yourself in a totally different place (or web page) to where you initially started.
This is why when I really want to sink my teeth into a subject, I get a book.
Their electronic books are usually well priced and easily accessible.
These books have a smaller carbon foot print than paper books since minimal waste is created in the process of making, distributing and purchasing them.
Yet my favorites are still paperback books.
A real book allows you to focus and get the maximum benefit from it’s content.
You can read it nearly every situation, even when taking a bath.
You can read while traveling without getting much attention. Pull out a paperback book in an Indian tea shop and you wouldn’t get a second look. Pull out an iPad and everyone in the street will curiously circle around you within moments.
You can read a paper book during take off and landing but you’ll have to turn off any electronic devices.
You never have to worry about running out of batteries (unless you are reading in your tent using a flash light).
If you drop a book, pick it up, wipe it off and continue reading. If you drop an iPad you better hope it lands on something soft.
Most importantly, when you are done with a paper book you can give it to someone who can enjoy it, learn from it and in time, pass it on.
(This is part 5 of my 30 day blogging challenge)