Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Should Be Reading‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:
So today’s topic is: (physical) Books versus eBooks!
So this always the debate right? Which is better, reading the physical book or the ebook. For me, I love both, just for different reasons.
The eBook is convenient.
Let I mentioned in my musing about: Romance Novels & Embarrassing Covers, the eReader/ebook is handy for hiding those slightly embarrassing and cheesy covers. No more weird looks on the bus for me, ha!
Also, it’s convenient in both: that I can read it off my phone (yay for eReader apps), which I always carry around with me and also, I can carry around a lot of my books without physically having to carrying 10 tons of books. Definitely very useful for when I travel and have multiple ridiculously 10 hour layovers at the airport. [Fun fact; I read 12 books during my trip last year, thankfully didn’t have to carry around all 12~)
I also love the highlight ability. I hate physically marking up my books, so this is a great way for me to keep track of all my favourite quotes and moments (:
Oh and with the library, you can get ebooks right away* (*as long as someone else haven’t already taken it out)
The physical book is comforting.
And while all those perks are nice, in the end, I still adore the physical book. I love being able to see it on the my bookshelf, those gorgeous covers in life. Especially when ebooks sometimes are almost as expensive as the paper book.
There’s just something so perfect about getting to flip the page and actually touch it.
Also, without real books, how will I ever have a beautiful Beauty and Beast inspired library!?
And that lovely feeling of curling up on a rainy day, with some hot cocoa to enjoy the perfect you’ve been waiting to get your hands on.
So guys, what’s your thoughts on the physical book vs the ebook? All for both, or all for one? Just rarely eBooking it or is that your main source.
Since I’ve starting blogging, I read more ebooks since it’s a bit easier to eARCs. Also, since I can carry my books around more conveniently, I tend to read more. I still love and end up buying tons of paper books, though. Just because I love have copies on the ones I really love.
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