There’s just something about a physical book that’s captivating..the look of a beautiful cover..the weight of it in your hands..the feel of its nice crisp pages. I think it’s obvious I prefer physical books. However, I’m finding ebooks to be a bit more convenient these days. Sure, it doesn’t quite have the same affect as a physical book does, but there are some advantages:
• convenience: I’m a busy mom of 4, with one being a 3 month old. Holding a book in one hand and baby in another is just too difficult. With an ebook, it’s right at the palm of my hand on my iPhone.
Since I’m a night reader, I don’t require a night light to read. My phone already has a light built into it and I can adjust the brightness. This is perfect cause my husband can get some sleep without a bright light shining in the corner of his eye.
• environmentally friendly: I’m not exactly a tree hugger, but I do like to try and do my part. Less paper equals less waste and trees being cut down. Unfortunately, the pretty books I love to read require lots of paper 😕, and ebooks don’t.
• space: I already have a hard time finding space to put all my kids’ stuff as it is, so it’s nice that ebooks don’t require shelf space in my house.
•options: I love that I have the bookmark and highlight option. I could dog ear pages and highlight in a physical book, but then it would ruin my book which I like to keep in mint condition.
•Time: time is not always on my hands, so it’s nice that I can get a book instantly without having to step out of the house or wait for it to be delivered.
•Freebies: who doesn’t like free stuff? Especially if it’s a free book! There are lots of classics like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, that you can download for free.
Which do you prefer? Physical book? Or ebook?
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