Monday, March 2, 2015

Paperbacks VS Ebooks....or not

Playing on the iPod~ Pandora ~ Hozier Station
 
Current Read~ Thirst ~ Book 1~ Christopher Pike
Paperback ;)

Current Fav TV, Movie~ Strait Jacket ~ Anime
 STILL....Looking forward to watching Dracula 

Current WIP~ Yes, Silver Tears.
New phone project~ working on my Halloween story.







I'm guessing everyone has heard this argument or have had a discussion concerning Paperbacks VS Ebooks. Recently, I was asked which I preferred. It didn't take me long to answer the question~  I have no intention of choosing one over the other. I like both. At this point, I confused the person who asked the question.
To me, it's like choosing coffee over tea, beer over wine, a pen over a pencil, writing notes rather than typing them, as if one of them is wrong. Just because one person likes one over the other, doesn't mean I agree.
I'm not choosing and here's why:

Ebooks:
Are easy, I just bought one fifteen minutes ago wearing a pair of PJ pants and a tank top.
When I travel I can take as many as I like (a little indecisive) and the airport isn't going to charge me for throwing someone's back out. 
I can totally be sneaky reading on my tablet 'like I was checking my email'. Haha~ joking Boss Man

Paperbacks: 
Don't require a cord or the internet.
Won't break.
Feels good in my hands.
Can easily be traded among friends.
They're all over my house, and better than some of my decorations.

Side note: Sadly, I have had a dog eat one of my favorites! The chewed up pieces were stuck to my carpet, it was a sad day.

If you have paperbacks where are they?
I have one in each of my cars, three on my nightstand, two on my desk, one on my dining room table, and one at work. I take paperbacks everywhere, but I take ebooks everywhere when I have my tablet or phone. It's all about books and the world they create, why choose one over the other?

Ok, I'm throwing book stores in here really quick~ I do enjoy shopping for books in my PJs, but when you're looking in your favorite aisle and you pick a book up in order to read the back, and a stranger comments 'that's a good one', it's a kindred spirit kind of thing.

So there you have it, the short and sweet~ simplest of simple reasons why I refuse to choose one over the other. You know, besides I don't have to.

How about you?
Do you enjoy both?

"I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life."

Emilia Fox


"The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."

Abraham Lincoln

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