Honestly, I’m torn between being tech-savvy and loyal to the tradition of reading a physical book. eBooks keep us in the 21st century. You can download a book to any device and read it no matter where you are. No more having to carry around clunky books everywhere. You can be anywhere and have access to any book on your shelves at anytime. Who wouldn’t want that?
However, there’s this feeling that you get from physically turning the pages of a back. the weight of the book in your hands. the smell of the ink and paper. My favorite, is buying a used book. Especially something old and written or highlighted in. I know people like to compare costs but I can find a lot of used books on half.com or eBay for a fraction of the publisher’s price. Also, I tend to read books that are no longer in print so, finding some books in eBook form isn’t an option.
So, dear readers, I pose this question to you … eBook or paperback?