Friday, January 30, 2015

Feature + Follow: Hard Print or Kindle/Nook?

Feature & Follow
Rachel @ Parajunkee's View
Allison @ Allison Can Read
Follow & Feature is an awesome way to gain new followers, make new bloggy friends, and just have a lot of fun! It's run by two fabulous hosts, Rachel @ Parajunkee's View and Allison @ Allison Can Read. Every Friday, they'll feature two blogger's you should get to know and have a discussion question where you can link up and get to know other's.

This week's featured blog is...

So, go check out this awesomely fierce gal's blog and follow her!

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.

So, tell me, which do you prefer physical books or Kindle/Nook? Leave a comment below (with the links so I can follow you) and link up to your Feature & Follow Friday post!

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  1. Very lovely answer! And I agree! I do still buy more real books. I'm a one book at a time girl anyway, so I tend to always have that read on me if I know there'll be downtime to have.

    Though my Kindle is nice--but needs to be upgraded--for those earcs I get and for my indie author books! Those tend to run a lot cheaper as ebooks. Though for some of those covers I wouldn't mind the real thing!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've followed you back!

    I totally empathise with your bookshelf troubles. The amount of times that I've had to rearrange my bookcase is verging on ridiculous. I really need to invest in a bigger one! As you said that's one of the brilliant things about the Kindle! xx

  3. I do like that if I'm towards the end of a book and it is on my Nook, then I know I'll have another book I can start if I need to fill time or have time to read. I love rearranging my bookshelves, probably part of why I'm a librarian. I just don't always have the time for it! :-) Thanks for stopping by my FF, and I'm an old follower.

  4. I totally agree with you! I have trouble finding space for all my hard copies, too, but that doesn't stop me from getting them! They just all look so pretty! But I really love being able to carry hundreds of books with me on my little nook. You just can't beat that convenience :)

    New follower via Bloglovin' and GFC!

    Here’s my FF!

  5. You have great and comprehensive answer. Thank you for stopping by my blog,xo

  6. Kindle is heaven sent but it doesn't change the fact that we will always be the book worm we always are ♡

  7. Before I started book blogging, I was anti-eBook all the way. But then a friend of mine let me borrow her eReader, and I was hooked. I got a Kindle for Christmas and the next month started blogging. I'm so glad I started reading eBooks. They're convenient and I don't have a lot of room in my house, either. My bookshelves are sagging, lol.

    New Bloglovin' follower!

    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

  8. New follower via GFC. I am loving reading everyone's answers. I as well love both but refer print books.

  9. I love how handy my iPad is when I'm on the go.Thank you for stopping by. :)
    Old follower

  10. I agree! We have pretty much the same answer. :) Thanks for stopping by. :)

    Old follower

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I'm an old follower!

    Convenience and cheap is what ebooks appealed to me, I love reading it in print too because every readers just love the smell of books :P When it comes to books! I'm pretty much flexible, but reading ebooks sometime give me eye sores.

    Happy Friday!

  12. I agree with you on why you love both! I am the same way. I rearrange my books on my shelf all the time, but at the same time I just don't have space/can't afford to buy shelves for all of my hard copy books.

    Happy Feature Friday!

  13. I'm empathise with your book problems! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  14. Dear Suz,
    let me tell you a secret, I love sniffing my books too!. Feeling the scent of paper is intoxicating! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. I love physical books, but ebooks are so much easier to travel with. I don't have to worry abut where I'm going to put them when I go somewhere!

    New follower!

    Lizzie @

  16. I think this is true of most people. Almost everyone started out being indignant and vowing they'd only read physical books. But once you wake up to the convenience and other advantages of ebooks, you can't help but convert. :D Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  17. Always having more books ready to be devoured is a big plus for me as well, Suz :)
    Thanks for stopping by earlier. Have a great weekend and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  18. That's a great answer! Sorry for the late comment.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    I'm an old follower!
    J.B. Kantt :)

  19. Great answer. I love my kindle more these days simply because of it's convenience.
    Have a great week.
    Old bloglovin follower.

  20. I'm not much of a book hoarder, but I do love collecting books that have left their imprint. :)

  21. heeey! thanks for stopping by my blog and for mentioning you liked the name of my blog... Bookingly yours....

    nice answer.... love my bookshelf too! I had it made by my dad, it's a divider/bookshelf... i'll post pictures of it one day... we are moving back to our old house in a month so i just transferred all my books to my old bookshelf, same with the one my dad made for follower!


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