Didn’t meet goals today.  So I’m posting something I put on Face Book five years ago.  The popped it up to me today.  Thanks, FB.


A few months ago I bought the kindle version of “Killing Jesus” by Bill O’Reilly. I thought it was a worthwhile book so I asked to give a book report about it to our senior group, which I will do Tuesday morning. I wanted to have a “hold in my hand” book for this activity so I borrowed one from the library.

Now here’s an eye opener for me. I am finding much more in the printed book. Was my kindle abridged? No, it is all there. I’ve browsed my kindle library and I now realize that I do not remember anything I read on kindle as well as I remember a printed book. I do most of my Bible reading on kindle so I can enlarge the font. I am rethinking that. Perhaps I should go back to my printed Bible to increase its “stickability” in my brain.

Another thing, I think that may be one reason those of us who were raised with a song book in our hands miss them so much. Even the very act of finding page numbers gives one a bit of review and sets the mind for focusing on the plot of a novel or a song. ( Does song have a plot? I guess some of our favorites come close to that. Maybe theme is a better description.)

I didn’t have much choice before I got my new lens but with better glasses I have a new appreciation for ink print. Kindle readers, do you have an opinion? Teachers, it is a good example of kinetic learning and tactile sense, isn’t it? I know most of us who have used the same Bible for quite some time have a visual sense of just where something is on a page that one can’t get from computer. So I guess I’m just going to have to get my paper Bible back into my life. More tech just doesn’t cut it!

Now what am I going to do about those song books! I guess what I am doing—read them during my personal devotion time for the delight that they are!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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17 Responses to PAPER BOOK VS KINDLE

  1. shoreacres says:

    Just today, in the midst of some cleaning and organizing, I found the charging cord for my Kindle. Oddly, I have no idea where the Kindle is. I don’t remember giving it to anyone, and I certainly wouldn’t have thrown it away. It’s just gone.

    It’s just as well, because I hated it from about the fourth day I had it, and never looked at it again. Maybe it got tired of being unappreciated and went looking for a better home.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hope it doesn’t return until you are no longer able to read paper, which hopefully will never happen. The glasses I now have still do not handle regular books. I get large print if I can and I use kindle. My granddaughter’s family bought me a Bible with giant print so it is my read at home Bible. I don’t like to carry it to church, however, because it is too heavy. Still I like it much better than kindle. Missed you on Thurs and haven’t seen a blog from you yet today. Maybe I will later. I’m far behind. Back here where all of you “behind and busy” people are!

  2. I don’t use a kindle, Ipad, etc…mainly because I want that tactile feel of a book, the actual turning of the page, the ability to underline or highlight or jot a note or two in the margin.
    I also find reading an e-reader bothers my eyes.

    I too now wonder if certain books might not be amended when they become digitized.
    And what would be the reasoning for the alterations?

    And Heavens know, I want to hold that hymnal in my hands!!!

  3. Faye says:

    I’m with you all the way. I have access to a few e-books and my own books are all easily accessible as e=books .stored by me on the Computer but a book in the hand for me always from infancy until now has been a precious item. Whether Bible, Song book or literature it impacts both eyes, hands and mind. Fortunately, I do not use anything much on my smart phone. In an area where it is difficult to make a telephone call, I rejoice when I can send a text message. I wont even try to stretch the technology any further. Cheers!

    • oneta hayes says:

      You’re a girl after my own heart. I cannot see little being better in a cell phone. If I had a wart on each finger tip with which to punch those little keys, maybe. But I have blunt finger tips; they don’t work. Have a great day.

  4. Lee Poskey says:

    I had a similar experience in kindle Vs. printed bible.

  5. gillyflower says:

    I’ve never used an e-reader and likely never will. I adore printed books: the feel, the rustle of the pages, the smell (as long as they’re not full of mildew!), the fact I can check a previous passage in a jiffy. I’m particularly fond (if you haven’t figured this out from my blog yet) of old books, especially those with beautiful bindings. I go to antique stores looking for old books with embossed covers and marbled endpapers. And what could be better than curling up on a rainy October day with a cup of tea and a good, solid, real book?!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I’m sure you would love some of my old books. I have loved collecting them. I cannot read them, however, because of the small font. I don’t know what to do with now that downsizing seems imminent. The season is coming for re-reading some favorites; you will get to hold them in hand.

  6. JOY journal says:

    Interesting thoughts. I know that when I am working journalistically, I can only edit on screen if I read aloud. If it’s something long, I print out a paper copy.

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