I feel like, in the reading world this is one of the most controversial topics- eBook or real book? I know there are a lot of people out there who flat out refuse to even consider eBooks- and there are also people who only read eBooks- and both are completely fine, it’s a personal choice. For me though, I read both, but I lean more towards the eBook.
I do love having physical copies of books on my shelves as they are oh so pretty, but recently I have found that I actually prefer to read eBooks. I feel more comfortable when I am reading an eBook because I can lay on my side with no dramas, I can also read in the dark (bonus!). I also find that it’s just so much easier to bring your eReader with you. I personally use my iPad mini which I think is the perfect size for reading- I can also use it for other stuff when I don’t feel like reading which is even better!
I also really like that with eBooks you can highlight, make notes and DEFINE words! Now, I’m not dumb but there are just some words in books that I have no idea what the hell they mean, so having a little dictionary in your book is super helpful! Also, with the highlighting- I wasn’t overly fussed on taking notes of quotes I liked in books until I started writing reviews, and now I love it. And I know you can tab your books, but if it’s a really good book, I run out of tabs pretty damn fast, and there is no way you will find me writing or highlighting in one of my books- it’s just not going to happen. But with eBooks you can make notes and highlight and it’s just great.
Another thing that makes me lean more towards the eBook is $. Being a uni student, as cliché as it is, but I really do not have any money to spend on books. With eBooks, they are so much cheaper and sometimes FREE depending when/where you look. Which is absolutely great because it means I can read all the books I want, without having to spend too much money. Now there is the option of going to the library- and I have nothing against libraries except for the fact that mine has crap all! So the library isn’t really an option for me.
With all of that being said, I do really enjoy having the physical copies of books. I love the look of them on my shelves and just the experience of buying a book that I’ve wanted for a while, or having book mail arrive- no eBook could top that feeling.
So what is your opinion? Do you like reading eBooks or are you a sole physical book reader? Let me know your opinions!
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