Behind The Blog Monday #3: E-Book or Paperback

This feature was created by Holly from Bookish Musings to be able to learn more about the bloggers behind the blog, answer questions/this or thats/would you rather/etc, and just have fun!

This week’s Behind the Blog Monday topic is:

E-Book or Paperback?

ebook vs paperback

Reasons why I love e-books
1. I read them faster
2. I can make highlights and notes easier
3. I can bring a whole library of e-books when I travel
4. They are often cheaper

Reasons why I love paperback/physical copies
1. I can sniff them
2. I can bury my face in them
3. Shopping at the bookstore is so much fun
4. I like filling up my bookshelves
5. I can ravish the cover
6. I can hug the book when I cry

Though I think e-books are awesome, nothing compares to reading a paperback copy!

How about you? Would you go for an e-book or paperback? Let me know!

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Kazhy on September 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Glad to know I’m not the only one who reads ebooks faster; I thought I was weird lol.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Sure! I think ebooks are generally a breeze to read! :)

  2. Lisa on September 10, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I actually love reading both ebooks and hard copies. I get in moods where I prefer one or the other, but for the most part I choose based on what format I have the book I want to read. Right now I’m reading two ebooks and a hard copy. *shrugs*

    Also, I’m glad someone else has mentioned reading ebooks faster. I feel like I’m the same way, but I thought that was weird.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Two ebooks and a hard copy? Damn, so badass! I don’t think I could juggle reading three books! Thanks for dropping by, Lisa. :)

  3. Jen on September 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Yes! I love this post. I’m definitely more of an ebook reader since I read faster on it too and it’s just SO convenient! But having feels after reading a book and then hugging your ereader is just awk. Clutching a physical book is so much more satisfying… Lol great post, Hazel!

  4. Jillian on September 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Yes, I absolutely love both formats. I read so fast on my nook. It amazes me sometimes because I find that I reach the end of a book and I had only started reading a couple of hours before. Overall, nothing beats holding a book in my hands. It just feels special and all mine. Great post!

  5. Francoise on September 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I totally agree with all your points.
    I also did the same discussion with my blogger friend Sunny:

  6. Shannelle C. (The Tracery of Ink) on September 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I love thy graphic. It had obtained the Shannelle seal of approval. You can also check out my post on my blog, if you want.

    Basically, I voted for paperbacks and mentioned a lot of sentimental reasons why I loved them. I think I mentioned book-sniffing too.

  7. Becca @ Nawanda Files on September 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I agree with all of your points! It’s so hard to choose between them, but for the pure sake of nostalgia, I’d have to agree again. Nothing beats a physical copy of a book. And I LOVE staring at them on my shelf ;)

  8. Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada on September 11, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I love this! I always wondered why you read ebooks faster..It’s the same way with me. Weird! I’ll always love paper books though. The smell, the feel, the experience definitely makes it my number one choice!

  9. Eve on September 11, 2013 at 4:47 am

    I think I’d go with ebooks. I love physical books the most, but ebooks are just too comfortable. I can read then anywhere and that’s what really matters ;D

  10. Leigh @ Little Book Star on September 11, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I totally agree with everything that you said! I love how in ebooks, you could easily highlight the text. I hate writing in books so ebooks would be perfect. Although getting a book through your Nook or Kindle etc., nothing beats physical copies. I just love having a physical book in front of me. THE FEELS, MAN!

  11. Arial on September 12, 2013 at 5:30 am

    We have practically the same opinions on e-book vs physical copies! I do like the fact that they are often cheaper because then I am more willing to try new books that I wouldn’t have otherwise. But, nothing beats smelling a fully-stocked bookstore or watching your shelves fill up with stacks and stacks of books with pretty covers.

  12. Lil Berry on September 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    For me it’s all about physical books, even if e-books are faster to read they don’t let me connect with the characters the way that physical books do.
    The way you check out the pages that are left and you are making the decision between sleeping and finishing the book with an e-book its easier to pick sleep.

  13. Mel@thedailyprophecy on September 15, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I agree about everything you said. I’m in love with my Kobo, but nothing beats a paperback! :)

  14. Cayce on September 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I agree on all your points, too! I <3 my Kindle, but nothing can beat the feel of real books :)

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