Books are expensive. It’s true. And while I totally get that authors are struggling artists and books have every right to be the price that they are at, they’re still a struggle for me to keep up with. I used to be able to get books from the library and read easily, but for some reason I started to feel stressed about only having the book for a week and having to manually renew it (with the chance someone was waiting for it) and I couldn’t read anymore from the library. So, I had to start buying my own books or be lucky that a friend offered to let me borrow theirs for as long as I wished.
I used to hate the idea of an e-reader. I thought it wasn’t right, that it was a disgrace to the very name of books. I even thought holding the legit book, getting to turn its pages, and even smell it was the best parts of reading.
But then it became National Reading Month and while I was browsing Amazon, they were advertising their basic Kindle for a decent price. I went to my local Staples (because anywhere else was out of stock) and got my very first Kindle/E-Reader. Also, at the time, I was in dire need of reading the Doctor Who mini novels (which are sold for great prices on Amazon).
Reasons I Enjoy my E-Reader More than the Physical Book:
- Most e-reader books are far more cheaper than the physical book.
- When a new book comes out, the e-reader book will be cheaper than a $20+ hardcover (so you don’t have to wait for it to go to paperback).
- You don’t have to worry about weighing your poor purse or luggage down with your group of books when you travel or go somewhere where you might need a book to entertain yourself.
- You don’t have to worry about ruining your physical books by keeping them in your locker, purse, backpack, messenger bag, etc.
- While you can easily just get e-books on your mobile, an e-reader has longer lasting battery power to save your phone’s battery. My Kindle can last for weeks without needing to be on the charger.
- My favorite part about my e-reader is that I can get free samples of books, to see if it’s really worth the buy.
- Save of space, as my bookshelf is nearly full and I don’t exactly have any more room in my bedroom for another bookshelf or anything to put more books in…
I’m not saying that you should go and buy yourself an e-reader if you haven’t already gotten one, but I’m just saying all of this, because I felt the need to share my opinion with anyone interested.