I love the unwieldy weight, the slowly yellowing pages, the (ugh, sorry for the cliché) smell, and the fact that I can look at a stack and recall where and when I read each of them.
And from a purely pragmatic view, ingesting letters from a heavy cuboid that requires multiple hands to continue reading, is not.
I can grab it during the hours of repetitive movement required to get my baby to sleep.
Or the whole Game of Thrones saga in 39 days (yeah I know it’s called A Song of Fire and Ice, shut up nerd).
Finally, there’s a less tangible advantage.
The success of apps made to gobble up your attention is totally dependent on there being nothing better to do.