This has been discussed many times since the beginning of eBooks. Some people will say paperbacks and some will say eBooks, I personally am on the team that say the both. There are so many reasons that can be presented, or arguments to be made for the benefits of either. So here are my reasons of liking both…
Lets start with Paperback Books:
Imagine yourself walking into a book store, ceiling to floor covered in beautiful books. I don’t know about you, but I get the feeling of running my hands all over them. Picking them up and touching the glossy cover art, opening them up and turning the pages, taking in that lovely brand new book smell. Turning the book over to read the synopsis at the back of the book, get to know the book.
Imagine yourself in a library, go to the section with your favorite genre to read. You pick a book up, read the back of it and decide that you’d like to check it out. Yeah, that book you’re holding, has made a difference in somebody else’s life. Because you’re holding it now, you’re a part of a group of people that has read and loved this book. And you will show it the tender love and care that it demands, and will let it change your life too.
Paperback books has the character and the magic to take you places just by a touch or a smell. This is one of the reasons why I love paperbacks.
Now onto eBooks:
What can I tell you about eBooks that you don’t already know…
I’ll start by saying that in all my reading devices (Kobo e-reader, IPhone, IPad) I probably have about 500+ books in total. Each varying from 300-500 pages. I can travel with my entire library and it wouldn’t weigh anymore than the weight of my kobo.
These days it’s important to be kind to the environment and the planet, with all the changes to climate and global warming on its way fast and furious. This is where e-readers are also another good idea, instead of using paper (trees) everything is digitalized which also makes the books more affordable. Many people would argue that you don’t get the personal attachment with an e-reader that you would get with a paperback, which is true, however with the e-reader you can take all your favorite books and characters with you wherever you may go.
I generally buy all my books on my kobo and if I really love the book, than I’ll buy it in paperback as to add to my slowly growing home library.
Each of these books, have left a mark in my life and waltzed into my heart and made me fall in love with them. Whether it would be a love story, a mystery, a magical world with witches and wizards and creatures in forbidden forests. Each of them have thought me a lesson.
I find that a good book has the ability to move you to a different world, make you emotionally invest in the characters and demand all of your attention all within the first page. If you’ve got your hands on a gem like that what does it matter if it’s on a digital screen or on paper??
Thank you for reading my rambling thoughts on this discussion. Now tell me what you think… Are you a paperback person or an e-Book person, or just like me a little bit of both?…