(Photo taken by me)
I’ve always been such a huge fan of holding an actual book. There’s something about the feel, the smell, those pages, and everything in between that sets the pulsating heart of a bookworm aflame.
Only over the past few years have I begun to dabble in ebooks, and while I agree that they’re unbelievably convenient, I still seem to shy away from them (which is a shame because our square footage is starting to be consumed by real live book books).
Today I turned back on the Kindle Fire after months of it collecting dust on my bookshelf. I started two different books that I’ve been meaning to get to: 1) Quarry’s List by Max Allan Collins and 2) Bond on Bond by the late, great Sir Roger Moore.
I have to say, this really is an enjoyable reading experience. I can flip back and forth between the two books on a whim and for some reason, I feel more compelled to keep going with both.
Moving forward, in order to stop the madness of purchasing so many books that take up space and accumulate to be very heavy in both weight and size, I may begin purchasing the ebook copy of something first. If I adore it and begin to obsess over the work once I’ve finished, then I might take the extra step to buy an actual copy, but only then.
Does anyone else struggle with the spacial proximity of their own book collection? Do you read read or e-read? Or both? I’m very curious, let me know your thoughts!
Searching for new reads?
Poetry about Strange Cars or maybe a fictional novel journal about a Dioramist protagonist who struggles with a passion for writing and a former love? Be sure to check out my published wares on Amazon if you’re interested.
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