eBooks Vs Actual Books
I’m an avid reader and enjoy thrillers and romance for a lighter read and sheer escapism. I also enjoy autobiographies, with Nelson Mandela’s “Long Walk To Freedom” being one of my favourites of all time. Some of my favourite authors are John Grisham and the late Sidney Sheldon for thrillers; and Lolah Lace and LaShawn Vasser for romance.
The advent of modern technology has brought with it among others, eBooks. I am absolutely thrilled to be able to buy books whenever the fancy takes me, which is most days! I log in to my Amazon account and scour for books all the time. Each time I log in, there are suggestions based on my purchase or search history, and books by my favourite authors. I can save books under a wish list, which I can then buy at a later stage. I love the convenience.
Furthermore, I’m happy to have all these books in one place. Some of them I’d probably never have come across on the high street. eBooks tend to be cheaper, too. I hate clutter, so eBooks are great for me as they don’t take up physical storage space.
As much as I like eBooks, I also like physical books. Nothing beats the smell of a good book! I like to hold it and turn the pages. If I really enjoy a book, I buy it in both formats. These tend to be the autobiographies and lifestyle books.
I’m glad to have the option to buy eBooks or actual books. I think they both have a place on the market, too. My only worry is that this may spell the beginning of the end of books as we know them. There may come a time when future generations have to visit a museum to see what books used to look like! I certainly hope I’m wrong!
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