Saturday night, tucked under my handmade quilt I found myself looking at my amazon wish list. Mainly sewing books I want to buy at some point to grow my personal studies. Somehow I notice the option for an online version. On a whip of “one click buy”, 2 later minutes I was eagerly devouring the contents of my new book.
Even though I mainly read fiction books from my tablet these days (actually I’m addicted to listening to books) I love paper books.
There are positives of a digital book:
- This book was cheaper than the original paper version, not the case for all electronic books.
- Space save. With over 100 crafts books in my library at some point I won’t have the space to accommodate more.
- I didn’t need to wait for delivery. I was reading immediately.
- I can read on the go. Studying at journeys or on trips. There is no time to loose.
- Forgot my glasses? I can just make the letters bigger and make annotations and notes. I actually love how all notes and highlight items are kept for easy reference.
- Modern books actually have digital versions that don’t affect display of pictures.
- Traditional books turned into digital: Pictures aren’t necessary on the same page of their index/information, so is a little annoying having to slide back and forward.
- Nothing compare to the pleasure of holding an actual book. It’s not the same. The digital book lose it’s impact.
Even with more positives points favouring digital books, I think I will continue to buy most of my sewing books on paper. That’s mainly because I love holding and browsing them on my library. Older books don’t tend to get made into digital copies. Those books are great for more advanced sewing techniques. Somehow I wish they were made digital as they are hard to trace and some of the knowledge will eventually get lost.
How about you? Have you moved to digital sewing books yet or like me, you love the pleasure of turning the pages? What are you reading right now?
Book pictured: Vintage Couture Tailoring Von Nordheim, Thomas
Ps: So far, the book doesn’t disappoint. I love how the author share his knowledge of old techniques in the modern world. Forget that ‘vintage’ description. The book offers a current resource list that the book being digital, work as a direct link. This book is recent and the author teaches at London College of Fashion. His book isn’t glossy.