Paper VS Electronic: The Ultimate Battle!

Recently, I’ve been thinking quite a lot about getting a planner. Not just getting a reminder or appointment app on my phone, but a real paper planner. I’ve been online window shopping and have found so many beautiful leather planners, but I can’t tell if it’s the shop-a-holic in me or if there’s actually a good reason to buy one. Part of me thinks that using a paper planner is a not only wasteful, but also impractical. I mean, c’mon, I can barely keep up with the calendar that sits in my phone… how would I keep up with one that added to the list of things to carry around?

This internal debate has made me think more about the e-book versus real live paper book dilemma that seems to be going on as of late. I’m a self proclaimed book lover and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to buy into the whole e-book thing. I’ve bought text books for my iPad before when they were significantly cheaper that way, but I can’t imagine myself willingly buying one for any other reason. How can one give up the smell and feel of the pages turning for the ease of a light-adjusting touch screen? I enjoy knowing that there are stories other than the written ones in that book that were transferred from the fingers that turned the pages before me.

Back to the point, basically… I’m wondering what you readers think about planners. Do you use one? Does it help you stay organized, and which brand/prototype is your favorite? If you don’t use one… why not? And hey, if you have something to say about paper vs ebooks, speak up! Comment below!

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