8 Reasons My Real Books Are Better Than Your E-Books, Don't Even Try To Argue With Me

8 Reasons My Real Books Are Better Than Your E-Books, Don't Even Try To Argue With Me

No matter what you say, you cannot convince me that e-readers are worth giving up paper books.

Let's face it: Kindles, Nooks, and whatever other e-readers/tablets are out there simply don't compare to real, paper books. I don't care what your reasoning is, you will not be able to convince me that an ebook is going to please me as much as a traditional paperback. Here are my top eight reasons my books are better than your e-reader.

1. You don't have to charge a book.

Even e-readers with paper-like displays will die eventually and inevitably that will happen the second you actually get comfortable. Books made of real paper are always ready to go.

2. Looking at the covers of books on a screen does not compare to walking through Barnes and Noble or whatever bookstore you frequent and seeing all of the thousands of choices you have.

The different shapes, sizes, and colors of actual books make reading so much more fascinating than staring at graphics of them on your e-reader.

3. Borrowing ebooks from an online library system is way too complicated.

I've never actually been able to figure out how online libraries work. Plus, previewing books is much easier at a real library

4. You won't find an ebook at a garage sale or thrift store.

I cannot begin to describe the joy of going through a pile of old books and finding that perfect novel to add to your collection or the feeling of getting a good deal on a hard-to-find book. Even with sales, your e-reader can't recreate this feeling.

5. Your favorite author can't sign your e-reader.

If you don't own the physical book, you have zero motivation to go to a book signing. You'll never get to know just how quirky and amazing your favorite author is in real life.

6. You can't take notes in the margins of your ebook.

Plus, you'll won't meet your Jess Mariano if you don't have a book for him to steal.

7. You'll never achieve a Joanna Gaines-level bookshelf if you aren't actually buying books.

Don't you dare try to tell me you haven't pinned a picture like this or fawned over Joanna Gaines staging a bookshelf such as this one. Your single e-reader just can't create this same look.

8. E-readers don't have that book smell.

Be it an old book or a new book, you know the smells I'm talking about. E-readers can do a lot, but they haven't figured out how to replicate the smell.

I could go on and on about the value of books, but I think you probably get the point. We have enough technology creeping into our lives at work and school. We really don't need more tech encroaching on our leisure time even more.

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13 Movies Every Couple Needs To Watch Before They Get Married

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories.


These 13 movies are the foundation of any long-lasting relationship, and I'm not joking. Each movie will show you something new about your partner, and make you ask each other the hard questions. How many kids do you want and how are you going to raise them? What would happen if you got into a horrible accident? Some are less serious though, like what if you could time travel?

I promise that not every one of these movies is a Nicholas Sparks classic, and I also promise that not every movie has Rachel McAdams in it!

1. "The Time Traveler's Wife"

This movie is both heartbreaking and amazing.

2. "About Time"

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories. It's on Netflix right now, so grab some snacks and turn it on!

3. "Like Crazy"

This infamous Tumblr gif came from "Like Crazy." It's about a couple who goes long distance and build their life together. I used to cry every time I watched it, and I'm no crier! It also has the (now famous) Felicity Jones in it.

4. "The Notebook"

Every girl wants this kind of love.

5. "The Last Song"

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are literally married now so if that isn't good luck, I don't know what is.

6. "Safe Haven"

You guessed it! This is another Nicholas Sparks classic. This movie has a dark twist as well, which men will love.

7. "Inside Out"

You may be thinking that this one is a bit weird. Well, this movie will help both you and your partner understand each other's emotions better.

8. "The Choice"

This movie is great because the female lead is feisty and extremely intelligent, which usually doesn't happen in love stories. How do you keep the love alive with a woman who is hard to get, and even harder to keep entertained?

9. "The Longest Ride"

Originally I could not stand the main female lead (Britt Robertson) but now she is in one of my favorite shows (For The People), so I have no choice. This movie had me on the end of my seat, and as a rom-com it is a must.

10. "The Age Of Adaline"

I began loving the name 'Adaline' thanks to this movie. This unlikely love story and self love journey really gets me.

11. "The Vow"

Imagine falling in love with someone and building a life, but an accident forces you to start all over?

12. "Titanic"

If they don't have any sort of reaction to this movie, they are probably not the one for you.

13. "Yours, Mine, & Ours"

Yours, Mine, & Ours is a true classic. Are you Helen or Frank Beardsley? You should figure that out before you tie the knot!

You're welcome!

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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