This is Think out Loud. It’s a weekly meme created to help bloggers break out from the blogging bubble. The rules are simple. We post whatever we want and let people know what’s in our mind. Visit the creator on Thinks Books and join too. It’s so cool to share your random thoughts.
Feeling the book. That’s quite the magic, don’t you agree?
Here’s the thing. Since July that my sis bought me an e-reader, I keep buying e-books. Oh, I have gone crazy! I stuff them in my reader and I carry a whole library with me all the time and everywhere. It’s incredibly convenient.
But of course I would be lying if I didn’t say how much I’ve missed a regular book. I have missed its feel in my hands, the turning of the pages and most of all the smell of paper and dust. That’s why last week I bought Dark Places by Gillian Flynn and I can’t wait to read it, feel its weight in my hands and crumple the pages.
Which brings us to an important question. How does the book look like when you’re done with it? New and perfect or crumpled and messy?
This is a very fun topic to discuss with a friend. Her books are so perfect just like they’re new and mine … well, it’s not that I destroy my books, but some may be more damaged than the others. Especially the ones I carry to the beach with me.
How about you? Do you enjoy e-books as much as paperbacks? And tell how they look too. I’m curious! :)