E-books or Physical Books
The question continues
I’m an e-book girl all the way, most of the books I’ve acquired in the last 3 or 4 years are digital books and I read on my android tablet. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy my physical books too but e-books work better for me. The scale on this particular topic is constantly moving from one to the other. Just at the end of 2016 Physical books had regained ground on their sales but e-books are still hot on their heels, so, why not discuss the pros and cons of each one or at least my take on it as a consumer.
It’s really easy to carry an enormous amount of books in just one device, as oppose to a sack of books. And it certainly makes for a more comfortable way of reading when you’re in the subway or any other public transportation however this might not work so well if you have to worry about being robbed (which usually happens in my little corner of the world 😦 )
Ok, the actual flipping of a page, the smell of an old book it gives a more emotional connection than holding your tablet (you don’t feel weird hugging your favorite book but hugging your tablet, that’s crazy) 😉
You don’t experience the same pride when you’re displaying your e-book collection as you certainly do with your physical bookshelves.
And let’s not forget, books don’t run out of batteries. 😉
- Price and convenience
In a lot of cases e-books are cheaper than physical books and you don’t have to wait for them to get shipped to get your hands on your next read. However on physical books sometimes you get a few bonuses like prints, decorated covers, signature plates..
Nobody needs to know your guilty reading pleasure 😉 if you are using an e-book. (Yep, I’m talking about those smutty reads) as long as you don’t forget to password protect it if you lend your e-reader to someone.
The downside to this reading privacy might be that books are at times great ice breakers, or the perfect starting point to a conversation.
Overall both have great many pros and cons, in my case what tips the scale towards e-books has to do with convenience and accessibility, so, how about you? Are you a book or an e-book reader? Let me know in the comments.