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Question of the Week: Hard print (real thing) or Kindle/Nook, which is your favorite?
First of all, this is a great question and second, I've been giving this some thought for quite a while now and I feel like I really enjoy both hard print and Kindle books equally for different reasons.
Obviously, I love collecting hard print/paperback books and seeing them all lined up and looking pretty on my shelves, but trying to find the space to house all of them doesn't necessarily work out the way I'd always like it too. I keep having to arrange and re-arrange my shelves in order to make room for new books in a series/trilogy/duology, etc. so that they'll all fit and be pretty, but also stay in order too. This definitely requires me to become a little creative in making this happen, lol. And right now, I just don't have the money or the room to get a new bookshelf.
This is where I really start to love my Kindle just a little bit more, because not only does it save on space for me with most of my stand alone books, but it's also a lot easier to carry around when I have to visit the doctor's office, run errands, or possibly go on a trip. I like the ease of knowing that I can pick up my Kindle and have over 500+ books at my fingertips and I can read practically anything that I want or that I'm feeling like reading at any given moment, without having to pack around 5 to 10 books with me or having to go through the hassle of trying to cover all the basis from choosing at least one book from every genre I might be feeling like reading at the moment. Obviously, you can see how that could become a pain in the arse. lol.
I didn't always feel this way about eBooks though, a few years ago it used to be nothing but physical copies and physical copies only. Boy, I feel like I've grown up into my reading and my habits have definitely changed for the better. I do have a great love for my physical copies though and I will continue to buy them, but I also see the wonderful potential in having the ease of an eReader and a wonderful collection of eBooks at the ready too.