To start this off I'll explain the reason for this post- Rashika and I decided long ago when we first started blogging that we should save Saturday's for something fun! So this is the reason for my little post about Kindles vs Physical Copies :-)
Ever since Amazon released the Kindle and others followed with different versions of a new way to read, readers and bloggers and pretty much anyone out there that has more than two braincells and likes to read have been listing pros and cons for each.
My best friend gave me a kindle last year that he wasn't using and I vowed to only use it whenever I received eARC or for all those little books that are only available as ebooks. But now with my library on the little device growing I find myself reading on it more often.
There is nothing I love more than smelling a brand new book, running my fingers over the words and the spine, looking at the pretty cover and the texture of it and then finally breaking the spine for the first time. Without that reading for me wouldn't be half the fun I think...
But then again books are heavy. And when I'm on the go, or I'm visiting someone for a few days I don't want to bring 5 books with me that are killing my back as I crawl to my destination.
Reasons why I like my Kindle
- It's super light! I don't have to use my non existent muscles carrying it around.
- I can store a lot of books on there. YAY.
- The battery lasts for a long time.
Reasons why my Kindle is annoying
- I have to charge it a lot.
- If I get a book from NetGalley the author's names are all messed up.
- I like everything to be perfect and my Kindle messes up a lot with all of my books being in the wrong order ect.
- I don't really like technology.
- It doesn't feel like a real book and I can't add the books to my shelf collection.
I will still use my Kindle for eARC and books that I can't get in print but I don't think I will ever switch from my lovely paperbacks to ebooks. I need the books to feel real, I need them in my hands.
How about you guys? Have you taken the big leap after so many years of ereaders out there and are just using them? Or are yo still loving paper and hardback copies ?