No to Nooks: Why Books Are Better


Tablets are all the craze now days, and why wouldn’t they be: combine the technology of Smartphones with your favorite literature and you might actually make reading look ‘cool.’

Even people who don’t usually read now all of a sudden want a tablet – not because they’ll actually use it to read books, but because they just want another contraption in their hands to make them look tech savvy.

But the Barnes and Noble Nook along with Amazon’s Kindle raise a far more concerning issue. Will these contraptions take over the book industry all together? Now that you can upload thousands of books onto a single tablet what will become of the printing industry? What will become of our libraries?

It’s too early to tell if these tablets will accomplish a USSR-like takeover but one thing is certain, books are better:

Books Don’t Die


At least not for a good few decades. Even then I’d rather have a really old book vs a hundred something year old nook!

Books Say Something About You:


The first two things you notice when entering a friend/acquaintance/date’s home are their photos and book collection. You can tell a lot about a person from what they’ve read. If my bookcase is filled with books about cooking it’s pretty safe to assume that I’m a food enthusiast.

Books Are Beautiful: 


Sometimes I pass a book by the book store and I think to myself: damn that’d look nice on my bookcase!

But of course you should never judge a book by it’s cover.

Books Inspire

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Some of the world’s best architecture was inspired just to house books in an elegant way. Books were, after all, the wealth of knowledge of a nation.


What can you tell about me from my bookcase??



About thepersiancloset

Hey there! I'm a gay Iranian-American raised in the US, studying Dentistry and hoping to open up my own practice some day. Being brought up in a Persian household proved (and proves!) to be difficult when my very liberal gay self clashes with the more conservative members of the household. Follow me on a week to week journey of growing up Gay in the Persian closet!
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