Last night I was on a website called Chatabout. It is a website where you earn points and then can trade them in for Amazon gift cards, paypal and even items like Jewelry. It is kind of like Swagbucks, you can do surveys and other stuff like Swagbucks has to earn points. But the difference is, Chatabout is also a place to discuss topics. Pretty much any topic, really. Movies, tv shows, news and much more. You also earn points for comments you leave on different topics and you can have discussions with people about whatever topics interest you. It’s pretty neat.
One of the topics I frequent is reading and I’m sure that is not surprising. Well, last night someone had commented that they think it is sad that so many people don’t read physical books anymore. I replied to say that I read physical books and that’s all I read. I continued to by saying that I have tried to read ebooks, but for me, it is just not as the same.
Someone replied to me (not the one who had started the discussion) and said “Then you’re not reading books for all the right reasons.”
The person then went onto to say that she reads for those words and creates things in her mind. And a person doesn’t need the physical copy, which is why she only gets the physical copy if she really likes the book.
I replied that I didn’t want to be rude, but how can she tell someone that they aren’t reading for the right reasons? That some people just prefer physical books and some others prefer ebooks and that there is nothing wrong with that.
Again she replied that it was how I worded it, by saying that I have tried reading ebooks, but it’s not the same. And she said ALL the right reasons, implying that I wasn’t completely wrong (how was I wrong at all?). Also, saying that I didn’t want to rude implied that I was intending to be rude with my comment and it wouldn’t have been rude if I didn’t write that part. Then she said that it is all opinion and there is nothing to feel rude about.
Some of you have been reading my blog for a while, ever since I was on Xanga and you know I’m not the type to fight. I don’t like it. I don’t like drama. It is not my thing, but some of you also know some of the things I dealt with on Xanga and kept quiet about, not saying anything, not even to defend myself.
I decided that with this blog, I wouldn’t do that, that if someone said anything rude or mean, I would defend myself.
So, the only reason I even replied to her comment is because I felt it was rude. Honestly, I was completely shocked to be told that I am not reading for all the right reasons.
Seriously, Bigfoot could walk into my house right now to say hello and I wouldn’t even be half as shocked as I am about being told I don’t read for all the right reasons.
I love books. I love to read. I love words and love to write. I’m passionate about books and writing, but I’m sure most of you already know that.
I wouldn’t tell someone that they are not reading for all the right reasons if they only read ebooks. If that is their preference, then so be it. What does it matter as long as a person is reading? My preference is physical books. And I have read ebooks, but it just wasn’t the same; I found that I still preferred physical books.
Different people have different preferences and maybe I’m missing something, but I don’t see how preferring physical books are not reading for all the right reasons.
Do you think if someone prefers physical books they are not reading for all the right reasons?