If you are the type of person who needs to have justifaction for buying even more books to add to your own growing home library, then here is a link to online article that may interest you. The Guardian has reported that there are studies being done on the effects of digitization and text reading. It seems that "studies for students have shown that students prefer to read from paper." Would you believe there is something tactile and emotional about reading from a real book that makes us absorb more.
If this topic of which media to use for reading and learning intrigues you and you really want an excellent excuse for buying another stack of books from our bookstore or sale, then you may want to read this older article on the topic from Scientific American.
The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that
reading on paper still boasts unique advantageshttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article/reading-paper-screens/
It seems that people approach reading from a computer or tablet with a mind less conducive to reading than the state of mind they bring to paper. Apparently the solution for great reading comprehension may be to either come to the reading task with a more conducive mind, or chuck the e-reader and buy more used books from the Friends of Fullerton Public Library.