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To buy Books or to E-read, A continuous debate!

Over the past few months, I have grown an increasing love for reading. I mean getting lost in another world, what’s there not to love?
If you read my May round-up post, as warned, I Maybe talking books a lot more on the blog, so what a way to start. There is nothing better to pass the time then getting deeply involved with a good book.
Whether its a fantasy tale that has me on the edge of my chair in a constant daydream of what is happening, to self-help, empowering ride, by someone with a strong mentality wanting there story and advice to be heard, if you haven’t guessed it yet, I’ve been lost in so many different stories recently.

I had noticed an ongoing dispute amongst many people on twitter recently, what is better, a real book or an electronic copy. Many saying that an electronic copy of a book is nothing compared to the original. So… To book or to E-read that is the question!?

well, it got me thinking since there is there’s pretty much 2 ways of reading a story, which one is better? or are they just as good as each other?  personally, I feel that they both have pros and cons equally.

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Why I love Paper books…

honestly, what is there not to love about a good quality book. Whether it is a brand new copy or a much loved preowned. There is nothing quite like the feel of sitting cosy, flicking through the pages and that book smell, alongside a cup of coffee, sounds lush right? exactly, I honestly believe you cant actually beat a true copy of a book.
I love being able to keep my eye out in a charity shop for a few more books every now and then, And who can complain when you are buying a book at 25p? Seriously?

Why I love E-books…

So they may be lacking in the same warm feeling as the physical book. Admittedly they don’t have the loving book smell that every book seems to have. But, I actually think that E-books have so many pros to them as well.
How can you honestly fault the ability to hold thousands of books to read all in one place?
I don’t have a lot of space in our room for hundreds of physical books. My tablet gives me so much freedom on being able to download.
E-books to me, are very convenient. I can carry a book with me 24/7 for an emergency by having the app on my smart devices. great!
I will admit one thing! If I love a book that I have read electronically, so much. I will most likely by the physical book as well for me to own.

I mean e-Readers are still relatively new. They are never really gonna have the same feel to the real thing. As a reader, you should be focusing on the quality of the experience as well. Being able to lose yourself in the tablet reading as can compare to the pages of a book.

It’s an equal draw for me…

That’s right, I could probably argue with myself all day on what is the best format but I choose to love both formats! Both have there own pros and cons, but it is personal to me, which is what a book should really be. Even though an E-reader does not have the same feel, it is pretty convenient for me to use half the time. Plus I love the access to so many free books.
What do you guys think? Do you prefer a physical book to read, or are you happy to read electronically?

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    Christi
    June 22, 2019 / 1:03 am

    While I love a good hard covered book I also have four kids and spend a lot of time reading while my kids are sleeping so I like the convenience of having a book on my phone!

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    Tiffany
    June 24, 2019 / 12:15 am

    I love hardbacks. I still buy books. When Ingo on vacation, I take books with me. Digital is convenient for travel but that’s about it. I can’t curl up and get cozy with a tablet.
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    Lauren
    June 25, 2019 / 10:48 am

    I like holding books, the feel of holding a book. I used to have a Kobo, but I think I prefer paper books. I like that I can donate them to family, friends or charity if I have read them or didn’t like them. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Xx

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    Radi
    June 26, 2019 / 7:45 am

    I still only read paper books!

  5. Avatar July 26, 2019 / 1:30 am

    I love them both as well. I go through phases where I’m more likely to pick up a physical book and then I switch to an e-reader. Like you, I like the convenience of an e-reader but nothing beats the feel of a real book.

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