So, I ended up sneaking an eBook in there between my planned books. Mostly because I read it while also reading ON WRITING – it’s hard to say you’re reading something “next” when it’s really simultaneously.
The sneaky book in question was an eBook, PRETTY SOULS by Julie Patrika. It was really enjoyable for me, as it’s a contemporary paranormal young adult action/mystery book with hints of (teen-appropriate) romance. It hits a lot of my enjoyment buttons, and I had fun reading it. (Now I just want her to get the second one published, too.)
However, the book is not the purpose of my post today. I’ll be writing a real review of it later, but today I want to talk about eBooks vs. paper books.
Do you have a preference? If so, why?
For me, I have no preference. I like both for different reasons. Nothing an eReader can do will ever replace the new book smell (or old book smell) and the feel of physically turning pages. I love seeing my bookshelf full of books, knowing that I can pick up any one of them and be transported into another world.
On the other hand, by using the various eReader apps on my smartphone, I can carry dozens of books with me in my pocket, anywhere I go. I am never without reading material. (And for a bookwyrm, that is a VERY GOOD THING.)
I can’t imagine my eReader ever completely taking the place of my real books, but I also can’t envision going back to life without one. I like both too much to give one up.