But I still read physical books. If the format makes using an ereader a bit more difficult (I'm looking at you, Illuminae) or if I win a giveaway or if the book catches my eye at a bookstore or if I want to have my favorite book as a physical book in case of apocalypse (yes, I do that) or if the book I want just doesn't come in Kindle form (makes me mad, but yes this happens). So basically, as much as I adore my Kindle, I will never fully give up physical books.
So what are the pros and cons of using an ereader?
1. Hundreds of books at my fingertips.
I also love that I can read on my phone. I pretty much have books loaded on my phone at all times. You never know when there may be a long wait time at the grocery store and I like to be prepared.
I have to read before bed. Can I do that with a physical book? NO.
I am so impatient.
More often than not, ebooks are just cheaper than physical books. And they go on sale way more often that physical books do. I keep an eye on Amazon price drops for that very reason. I love it when the cost of one of the books on my wish list goes from $10.99 to $1.99. And let's not forget about the many, many, many classics you can get for free through Amazon.
And the more money I save on books, the more money I have to spend on . . . more books.
1. No books to show off
2. No Physical Outlet for Frustration
3. No pretty covers
I love looking at pretty covers and touching them and admiring them. That is so hard to do on a screen.
4. Can't loan out ebooks
If I absolutely adore a book, I can't share it with as many people as possible! I hate not being able to share my favorite books.
5. No electricity = no books
This is probably my least favorite aspect of the ereader. I was reading my Kindle once when the power went out. The power was out all day long. I kept watching the battery power get lower and lower and lower . . .
Even with the cons, I do still prefer my ebooks. Which do you prefer: ereader or physical books?