i like ebooks.
I've been reading All for the Game on Kindle on my phone for the past 3 days AND I LOVE READING ON MY PHONE??
I've said I hated ebooks for years and years now but I've done an about-face and now... they're my besties. ALL BOOKS ARE GREAT. EBOOKS ARE GREAT.
except for audio books i still can't bring myself to enjoy those...
SO, upon coming to this newfound conclusion about reading experiences, I decided to do a #analysis into ebooks vs like... paper and ink books.
they're quite efficient
I've actually SPED through the series I'm reading right now and I owe it all to my phone.
I don't bring books with me to school since my backpack is heavy as is and I'm actually on the border of having a serious spine issue AND I CAN'T AFFORD A SERIOUS SPINE ISSUE. But with ebooks, I always have my book right there on my phone!!! genius.
And you can carry like 100 books at once. BECAUSE THEYRE ALL ON YOUR PHONE. genius.
I like to kind of keep to myself and maintain a "there but not there" status when I'm not with my friends (#ambivert) and whipping out a 600 page book and propping it on my desk during study hall isn't exactly the best way to do that.
Also if I'm trying to read in a place where I probably shouldn't be reading.. it's easy. (I'M KIDDING. i pay attention during class. for the most part. shh)
sometimes they're cheaper
I got all three All for the Game books for a total of 2 dollars when in paper back they'd be 30 dollars. THE FIRST BOOK WAS FREE. UHM. WHAT???
I'm not a person with an infinite supply of money stashed in their room that I can just whip out and spend on books, so when I can save money, I like to.
That being said, I usually get my books from the library, but sometimes when a) I really need to read a book or b) I'd really like to own a book, I buy them. And then I buy them as ebooks, because I save at least 2-3 dollars. 2-3 dollars I could be spending on iced tea.
they don't take up space
I don't have shelving units in my room BECAUSE it is too tiny so my room is overflowing with books and I barely have any space for more.
SO EBOOKS. Like I said, I can buy 100 ebooks and fit them all in my tiny compact phone that takes up almost no space, it's great, I love it.
i do enjoy owning books in hardcopy
Especially for books I really enjoyed?? I'll usually get a book for a library and if it's a 5 star or a 4 1/2 star I'll usually buy it in hard copy so I can SHOW IT OFF IN ALL OF IT'S GLORY.
Books like The Shadowhunter Chronicles and Harry Potter I want to be able to show off. AND BOOKS WITH NICE COVERS.
it's difficult to write down quotes
I'm a quote junkie, and I usually log my favorite quotes on my phone... and I read ebooks on my phone. Kindle has a built in highlighting feature, but I do like to write them down in my notes just in case, because it can be transferred from device to device.
My quotes are sacred.
i like the feel of a book
Books just feel... nice. Flipping the pages, holding the book (except when it's 755694367 pounds) BUT EVEN THEN. BOOKS THE NEW BOOK SMELL. You can't get that with an ebook.
Plus at night when you're trying to wind down, I don't exactly think staring at my bright screen is going to help speed that process along.
AND I don't have to charge my book. Phones die. Books don't.
there's lots of places where you aren't supposed to have electronics
Planes, classes, etc, you sometimes can't use electronics, so your ebooks become useless.
Books cause no harm, and they're not... forbidden.. anywhere. (direct me to a place where books are forbidden and i shall burn it down.)
it's easier to get distracted
When reading ebooks, I do turn my notifications off so I don't get distracted. But I always do. I always stray to Instagram or Snapchat while reading and then I get sidetracked and IT'S NOT GOOD.
Books are books, they don't have other apps. IMAGINE IF THEY DID.
EBOOKS?? yes or no?? List some more pros and cons I missed! And bonus: how do you feel about... audiobooks? :0
have a good week everyone,