Is Julie awesome or just great? (Today is her Birthday, so both!) Real Topic: E-book or print, which do you prefer?
Today is my birthday so your discussion topic is about how great I am. And GO!
Ok really, I love both electronic and print books. I mean, I’m in the process of putting together my library, so of course print books have a special place in my heart, and on my shelf. Now as far as types of print – paperbacks all the way. I HATE hardback books. I hate them especially when I fall asleep reading and they hit me in the face. Can we say ouch!? So paperbacks are my preference. Another thing I love about print is you can get an author to sign your book, and then you have this pretty fantastic souvenir/collectible to put on your shelf. That being said, I do love ebooks too. My kindle has a bajillion books on it, and it weighs almost nothing. I can take it anywhere, and if I finish a book I’m reading and am still out and about somewhere, I can just move on to the next book without having to get up and find one to read. But the downside of ebooks for me is the lack of a true shelf. I’m very visual, and I can’t remember all the stuff I own digitally. I can’t just walk by a shelf and see what I have. That makes it easier for me to end up with multiple copies of a book (print and digital). You also can’t share/swap/etc ebooks like you can print books. So there are pros and cons for sure.
So first of, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULIE! Secondly, I would say that Julie is both awesome and great. I mean, why else would I have asked her to co-blog with me? As far as e-books or print books, it depends. I prefer print books for books that I really like. You can get the author’s to sign them. They have pretty covers. Its nice to hold an actually book in your hands. Other the other hand, I can take my kindle anywhere. It even fits in my purse! And I can have 100s of books right at my fingertips with me anywhere. Also, I no longer have to make a trip to the bookstore to look for a print book that is never in stock anyways. I can just one click and begin reading. Of course, I love useless trips to the book store, (how else would I have found some of my favorite titles???) and one click can get hard on my credit card. One thing that I do not like about e-books is it is almost like I do not really own the books. I mean, if I purchase an e-book and then want to loan it to a friend, I really can’t. I don’t think that is right. I mean, if I purchase the book, do I own it or not?