Normally Thursday is book chat day, but with the BOOK SWAP going on Jessica is taking a tiny break. There is still time to join if you haven't yet. If you're interested leave a comment below with your blog link or good reads profile. Don't forget to include what kind of book you would be interested in.
So since their isn't a book chat topic today I decided to talk about a topic that was discussed before I joined the chat. If you love books like I love books you should join the chat too! Just visit Jessica over at Sweet Green Tangerine for more details.
It's a war! Not really.
Everyone has their own opinion about which is better... The real printed book or the e-reader. I like my e-reader but I love books. I don't think it's the actual book itself that I love. It's the experience of buying the book or checking the book out. I love the way libraries and book stores smell. I love walking in and seeing all of the books lined up just waiting for me to choose one. I can flip through them and read a few chapters if I want before making a choice.
I like walking out of the library with an armful of books knowing I'll be back very soon to get more.
I don't dislike my e-reader. It has it's own perks. It's lightweight so I can take it anywhere. It fits nicely in my purse. I can read in privacy. I could be reading a scandalous racy novel and no one would ever know. I can store lots of books on just that one device.
If I had to give up one or the other I would give up the e-reader. It just doesn't compare to having a real solid book in my hands.
But thankfully I get to keep them both =)