Book Discussion

EBooks have been a thing for a while now. They are easier to travel with and read on the go. I get it. But something about them just turns me off. I always find that I have a much harder time reading and liking an eBook than a ‘real’ hardcopy book.


Maybe it is because I like being able to flip through the book as I go; feeling the pages turn under my fingers.

Maybe it’s the smell of the book or the weight of it in my hands.


Maybe it’s the satisfaction of looking at the spine and seeing how many pages I’ve read and how many more I have left.

No matter what the reason, I always without a doubt enjoy reading hardcopy books more than eBooks. I just feel like it is a better overall reading experience.

So my question for you is this:

Which do you prefer: hardcopy or eBooks? Why?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!




14 thoughts on “Book Discussion

  1. I enjoy both for different reasons. I’ve been suffering from headaches and text to speech on kindle has been my lifesaver, so I dont need to read for myself with a pounding head. If I love an eBook I will buy it in paperback too. So, there must be something in that.๐Ÿ˜… Nothing beats the smell of a real book. Yep, I am a book sniffer.

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  2. Ebooks aren’t really my favorite, unless I get them for free or they are only available as an ebook I will always go for a paperback or hardcover. I just love the smell and feeling of physical books, there’s just something special about it.

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  3. Both .. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    But e-books are great … it’s easy to read while travelling , you can carry a whole library with you ๐Ÿ˜… …. and it doesn’t required to chop down trees to make them ..

    Well , ‘real’ books are also GREAT .. obviously .. books are books & bookworms like us love them no matter what form they have ๐Ÿ˜‡

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  4. ‘Proper’ (ie paperback) books are my favourite – it’s the feel of therm, the smell, the physicality of the actual book that I love, but, ebooks are great cos you can change the typeface, font size etc. This is particularly important for me as I’ve lost count of the number of books I’ve given up on because the print was too damn small!

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  5. I understand the fondness, even reverence, some people have for traditional books. And they make an excellent small gift. But the quality of writing doesn’t change so it’s the pure convenience of the Kindle for me these days.

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