1. These A Song of Fire and Ice Novels tabbed with every single death David Stall / Via imgur.com Q: Could an e-reader show all the carnage in one glance?A: No. 2. This sculpture of books about Abraham Lincoln Washington Post / Via washingtonpost.com Q: How would a stack of e-readers convey the enormity of Lincoln's influence?A: Digital biographies would fall short. 3. This secret door in a 17th century library National Trust Images/David Kirkham / Via nationaltrust.org.uk Q: How cool would it be to have a secret library door outfitted with gray tablets? A: Not cool. 4. This body painting of a bookstore owner Bill Wadman Photo / Via billwadman.com Q: Would this body painting look just as good if the books were Kindles?A: This body painting done with gray tablets everywhere would suck more than the writing in 50 Shades of Gray.Complete photo (perhaps a tad NSFW) is here. 5. This open book sculpture at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi Yuan NeethaYuan Neetha / Via Flickr: yuan_neetha Q: What would this sign of welcome look like as an e-book?A: E-book floral sculpture = random flower bed. 6. This book with names of holocaust victims Janek Skarzynski/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images / Via nytimes.com Q: Would a single screen of scrolling names be as powerful?A: A digital rendering just couldn't convey the tragic weight of the genocide like the imposing physicality of pages upon pages filling a room. 7. This bible which saved a soldier's life Via hawthornehotelblog.com Q: Would an e-book stop a musket ball?A: Don't know, and don't want to find out. 8. This soft bunny shape inside Pat the Bunny Daniel Friedman / Via raisingarizonakids.com Q: What would patting a glass bunny be like for a child?A: Patting a smooth-as-glass bunny is the stuff of nightmares. 9. This Dreamy Anthropologie Display Anthropologie/runs with scissors in suburbia / Via barbaradunbar.blogspot.com Q: A bed built from e-readers? A: No thanks, not cool. 10. This Emma Watson photo shoot Lorenzo Agius/PARADE Magazine / Via shore-215.blogspot.com Q: Would the magical star look so amazing surrounded by Kindles and Nooks? A: Absolutely not. 11. This sixfold dos-à-dos binding Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF National Library of Sweden / Via Flickr: 25300312@N08 Q: Could you switch between 6 different e-books easily?A: Yes, but it would not be as insanely awesome. 12. This striking design for Fahrenheit 451 Elizabeth Perez / Via barnesandnoble.com Q: Could you turn a Kindle into a matchbook?A: Yes. Yes, you could, and it would be a disaster, (not a design masterpiece). 13. This page-turning book fountain in Budapest Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Chicago Public Library / Via chicagopubliclibrary.tumblr.com Q: Could a fountain of swiping a page on a tablet look so awesome? A: No. 14. This Snoop Dogg Smokable Songbook Time / Via newsfeed.time.com Q: You can smoke an e-cigarette, but could you smoke an e-book? A: Nope. 15. This personal book collection of Henry Rollins Chapman Baehler / Via arthousegoon.wordpress.com Q: How badass would his home library be as a couple glass and plastic tablets? A: Not badass. 16. This wedding cake Offbeat Bride / Via offbeatbride.com Q: How would a stack of e-books look as a wedding cake?A: Like a stack of stale, rectangular flapjacks. (A divorce would be imminent). 17. This book-browsing sensation on your fingertips Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 20th Century Fox / Via tumblr.com Swiping a glass screen seriously cannot compare.