Welcome to the Big Reveal
I enjoy reading author interviews, but often times they don’t ask the kinds
of questions I wonder about. So I’ve assembled a group of writers at
all levels, from un-agented to published, and every week I will
have a new question for them.
Old fashioned book or E-reader?
Ooh, I love both but I spend more time with my Kindle now. The big benefit of e-readers is that I can have a new book delivered in seconds, without having to trudge out to a book shop.
I have a Kindle and Kindle apps. I prefer ebooks. They’re portable and it’s easier to find my spot on them. This means more reading.
It depends on the book. If it’s something I want for my shelf versus something I think of as more “disposable.” I have a Kindle (Paperwhite, plus an old original one), and it’s great for travel. But there’s something about the smell of an old book that makes my heart sing.
I have a Nook, and I love it, but I love to have real books, too. If I read a book I really love on my Nook I still go buy the print version.
I have a Kindle app on my i-Pad mini, but the only books I purchase for it are books that are offered as e-books only or have a HUGE price difference from the hard copy. I don’t mind e-books, but since I’m typing on a screen all day as a writer, it’s nice to give myself a break and read from paper.
90% of the time, old fashioned books. I like e-readers for traveling, but usually I’m at home when I read. I do have a nook, but I feel like ebooks get ‘lost’ and I easily forget I have them. They are fantastic for traveling though. It’s also great to be able to buy something at home and not have to go out to get a book. But I still love browsing libraries and bookstores for something wonderful I can flip through.
Julie Sondra Decker
I don’t own an e-reader so I prefer paper books, but I don’t have any strong feeling about this. If I had an e-reader I’m sure I’d use it, and the convenience of being able to take multiple books along on a trip without worrying about the weight is very attractive. I do like having the books I love on shelves, though; e-readers can’t do that.
Old fashioned book or e-reader?