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.