I am currently on vacation, so in lieu of my regular posts, this week I will be doing book-related discussion posts everyday, as well as having some of my favorite bloggers do guest posts.
E-Readers vs. Paper Books
The more popular E-Readers have become in the most recent couple of years the more people have sort of taken sides on this strange sort of battle. There are people who swear by their E-Readers and never plan to buy another physical copy again. Then there are people who push away this technological advance as something to be avoided. My stance on this topic is: What does it matter as long as you’re reading?
I actually haven’t met anyone in the blogging community who is against one or the other format, but I do know a few people in my town who have taken a side. What I really was thinking about with this post was, what are some of the pros and cons with the two.
-Reading in the dark! (YEA!)
-Reading while laying down is easier
-More Portable, less to carry around
-Instantly receive books 24/7
-No one else can see what you’re reading by the cover (I’m looking at you, Fifty Shades of Grey people)
-Overall Cheaper Prices
-If you don’t back up files, you can lose your books!
-E-Books don’t have the same “smell”
-You can keep them forever!
-Support local bookstores by buying books from them
-Admiring Covers in all their Glory
-In certain places, Electronics are Prohibited
-Can Read Indoors or Outdoors
-Can get bent or torn when being carried in luggage/purses/backpacks
-Jackets can be irritating at times
-Take up a LOT of space
-More Expensive than alternative
-Library “Paper Books” have germs
This was really all I could come up with for both E-Reader and Paper Book Pros and Cons. I personally read both E-Books and Paper Books. My method is that if it is cheaper, I buy that version. Or if it is a book series that I have the first book in a paper copy, I will continue that pattern, and vice versa.
Do you have a preference of E-Reader or Paper Books? If you have an E-Reader, what brand is yours? Do you have any other pros and cons I could add to my list?