The Pros and Cons of Three Different Book Formats
by Darchelle Vajen (@books_and_planners)
Creating & Co is famous for her readathons! She recently had the Summer Relaxathon, which I participated in, and it got me thinking about all of the different types of books & reading options we have these days.
Paperbacks and Hardcovers
You know, physical books. The “original” way to read. This is by far my favorite. I love collecting books and holding them. I love photographing the books I’m reading. This has always been my preferred method of reading. It may not always be as convenient as other venues, but I wouldn’t trade my bookshelves for anything!
I have been toying with the idea of getting a Kindle. I have the app on my phone, but it’s small and hard to read for extended periods of time. I love the idea of the convenience of a Kindle & being able to always have a huge library at my fingertips. You know when you’re waiting at the hair salon, doctor’s office, etc. and wish you had something to read? Yeah, an e-reader would be GREAT for those moments! They make so many different kinds these days so I feel like there’s something out there for everyone. Not to mention, the adorable accessories you can buy for them! Have you seen the e-reader cases in the Creating & Co shop? Swoon!
I love listening to books. I use Audible, but back in the day, I used to check out books-on-tape (or CD) from the library. I find that when I’m driving I love listening to audiobooks. Also when I’m doing chores around the house, out for a walk or even sometimes when I have downtime at work! I also sometimes listen to Audible when I’m having trouble sleeping. It either helps me fall asleep or I get so into the book I finish it! I feel this is the most convenient way to read because it allows you to multitask. My favorite books to listen to are light, chick lit or YA books or something I’m re-reading. That way I don’t have to 100% totally focus on the little details. Lately I’ve been listening to the Harry Potter books as a re-read and it is truly an amazing experience! I highly recommend it!
What is your favorite way to read? If you prefer an e-reader, let me know which kind you use and why you love it! I’m seriously thinking of purchasing one very soon!