Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Choices: Book or e-book?

How do you prefer to read, with an eReader like a Kindle or Nook, or with an old school paperback in hand?

Kindle or book? That's not as simple as one or the other. However, letting sheer numbers speak for themselves, I definitely voted e-book. There's always room in my handbag, I can accessorise (etsy is awesome), and (on a weird note), handling a Kindle doesn't make my hands completely dry. Then there's the shopping. Apart from the fact that I spend far too much money on several "small" purchases, I love the fact that so many books are within my budget, and I can experience the work of budding authors.

I will always love books: as the original post (to which I'm responding) mentions, having our favourite books on the shelf is like a work of art. I think I will always have books in my house - a library if I can - but I'm enjoying my easy access too much to be restricted just to paperbacks now. Don't get me wrong, I still explore the dusty old bookshops - it's a lot of fun! - but I now have a virtual bookshop to explore.

The way I see it is that we're lucky to have access to both - why go for one or the other? If I'm reading, I'm happy!

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