I have never been able to read an iBook with the same intensity as a paper back.
It may be cliche but paper backs are like friends. As you read you can see the marks you're leaving behind (a turned in corner, a smudge in the text from where you've cried, a wrinkled spine from where the book has climaxed and brought you to such suspense that you can't help but curl the back pages over into a fist in your hand). Whereas when I read an iBook, as I go through, with the simulated turning of a page (who turns a page like that by the way) doesn't embody that emotion or tension I've felt as I read that page.
I know a lot of people can breeze through an iBook without a second thought to it, but I was curious as to whether anybody else shared my opinions. Or whether I'm just too pretentious and metaphorically inclined to appreciate modern technology.
Short blog entry I know, but it's late and I couldn't get my brain to shut up.