No, I’m not asking you to teach my illiterate self how to find meaning in the written word, rather I want to know how you find yourself gobbling up the wordy goodness you love.
Do you read “real” books? Ebooks? A mix of both? Why?
I find myself incredibly torn these days between “real” books and eBooks. I have a Kindle, an iPhone, and an iPad, and the wireless syncing between devices verges on miraculous.
I love being able to stand in line or wait somewhere and pull up whatever novel I’m reading without worrying about carrying the book around with me. And then when I get home, the book tells me what page I read to while I was out?
We certainly are living in the future.
I love being able to read on my iPhone in bed at night because I don’t have to use a light–even a booklight–that would keep my wife awake.
And when I’m just curled up reading on the couch? The Kindle is better than a paperback because it’s more comfortable to hold. So is the iPad 2, for that matter, as long as I have it set to white text on a black background. No more hand cramps from keeping a thick wad of pages propped open. No, sir.
The last physical books I read for pleasure were The Hunger Games trilogy about 11 months ago when I received them as gifts. I just find myself gobbling up ebooks because of convenience. Though, I did find Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell in hardcover at my library’s used book store. It was both cheaper than the ebook and next on my to-read list.
Which again comes down to convenience, albeit a different kind.
What about y’all? How do you read these days?