Alright, I give up, I’m joining the argument. I commented on a post about this a while back, E-reader vs. Physical Book by the blog romance4thebeach and I gave my opinion that I love them both. I stand by my opinion, to me they are both great.
Now, others have said that the smell of books is why they prefer physical books over the e-reader but, while I do agree that books have a lovely smell, it’s not that strong of an argument for me. Why can’t they be liked together?
My thing is this; some e-books are cheaper and I can carry loads of books in my hands while I can only carry one or two physical books in my bag, depending on how big they are and if they’re paperback or hardback.
I also have loads of physical books, which I still read so why buy it again on the e-reader unless I lose it or it completely just falls apart and is beyond saving?
Another point I have on physical books is that some of them have a special cover or picture on the inside cover that you can’t get on the Kindle so, I spring for the hardback even though it’s cheaper on Kindle.
Case in point here are some examples.
Warriors Super Editions:
Now for the inside picture I talked about, the insides of the recent Christine Feehan hardcover books for her Dark Saga.
Dark Predator Dark Lycan
Aren’t those just beautiful? I wouldn’t have been able to get them had I gotten them on kindle.
But, in the kindles favor, I have been getting a ton of free books that I wouldn’t have been able to get otherwise or I wouldn’t have even looked twice at. Now that I’m getting free books though, I’ve gotten way out of my comfort zone and found books that I really like that aren’t of my favorite genre.
So for me, e-readers and physical books are half and half for me, I love them both so I want to know what you think, which you prefer and I would love to know the reasons why.