The Big Reveal

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?


Crystal Collier
I do both. I’ve read on the computer, kindle, and tablet. I prefer computer reading for editing, but for pleasure reading, it’s most comfortable to kick back with my kindle. Still, I LOVE the feel of paper. My reading is sometimes 50/50, and sometimes as high as 70/30 in favor of digital media.


Jessica Sayler
If you would have asked me this question a few years ago I would’ve been adamant that I would always love my paperback, but now that I’ve been using an e-reader I’ve found I love it. I have a Kindle and use it at home and I also have the Kindle app on my iPhone. I love the convenience of it. I always have a book with me and they sync to each other and keep my page. I love that I can read at night and not bother my husband cause it lights up just enough for me to read. I still do read some paperbacks, but for the most part I read everything on my phone or Kindle.

Madeline Mora-Summonte
I still prefer physical books but I do read ebooks occasionally, and I plan on reading more of them when I get my iPad mini. 🙂


Rebecca Barrow
Old fashioned book. I have read a couple of books on my iPad but I just can’t get into it. (I still buy actual albums instead of downloading, so maybe this is just a thing I have.)

Chad Morris
Both. In general, I prefer paper, but I love having books on my all on the time on my Kindle app. I also love audiobooks.


Shelly Brown
Paper books all the way but I read a lot on ereaders. They are more convenient for carrying in my purse so I have them on me all the time. I read on my phone on apps most of the time even though I own a kindle.

Do you prefer ‘real’ books or e-books?

4 Responses

  1. Depends on the book, weirdly enough. I’m fine reading some things on the e-reader, usually shorter, faster reads—weird because you’d think I’d want an e-reader to avoid heavier books, but for me it’s more about the importance of the book (to me) . . . Like, I can’t read Jane Austen on my Kindle. I need to hold her books. Literary stuff, I want the physical tome. But I’ve read Ben Aaronovitch’s books on my Kindle, and Redshirts and romantic fluff; those are all fine for e-readers. At least for me.

  2. Rachel Schieffelbein

    I read both, although lately it’s been all physical books. And if there’s one I read in ebook form but really love then I’ll want it as a paperback too. 🙂

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