Mini post because honestly, I don’t have much to say on this subject, but I believe that eBooks deserve more love from readers.
I feel that within the book community, there’s this underlying belief that if you don’t own a bookshelf crammed full of books, then you’re not a “real” bookworm. This view, in my opinion, is total dog shit, and I reject it completely…
Basically, I love eBooks. I have done for years, and here’s a short list why:
1. Convenience: I can read my eBooks almost anywhere and that’s fab (given that I remember to actually charge my eReader.) My cheap eReader is always on hand if I need it, and in public situations especially, I’ve really come to depend on the comfort just having my device with me gives me. Of course, you could carry a paperback around with you, but why carry one book with you when you can carry dozens around with you. Also, an eReader leaves you with more bag space and that is much appreciated.
2. More Choice: Again, just wanted to reiterate that the variety an eReader gives you is fab and even now I’m not quite over just how many eBooks and Kindle books I can access whenever I need to. Nice
3. Privacy: The main reason I got an eReader in the first place was so I could read in public – I used to commute pretty far for uni, and of course, the free space in my uni bag was a massive plus. And I think that an eReader gives you more privacy when reading outdoors. No one is trying to peep a look at your book cover, or is peering over your shoulder. I’m hypocritical because I’m totally one of those people, but when I’m reading, I like the extra layer of privacy I feel that eReaders give me.
4. PRICE: I can’t stress this enough, but eBooks have saved me SO MUCH MONEY. I can buy and download an eBook in seconds, and a lot of the time it’s way cheaper than the paperback/hardback editions. I love how fast I can get my hands on a novel, for a fraction of the price. I doubt I would be able to blog as much if I didn’t have access to inexpensive eBooks. Also, I’m sad to say that the libraries in my area aren’t great, and they certainly don’t have newer novels, so eBooks are my main access to fiction (in case you were wondering!)
So that’s a post from me declaring my love for eBooks. What is your preferred book format? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂