Reasons why I don’t buy many paperbacks anymore.
- can’t read in the dark. I do a lot of my reading in bed while hubby plays Candy Crush on his phone in the dark or when he’s finally sleeping.
- can’t share quotes from the book without having to stop, get my phone and type out the quote.
- can’t immediately purchase the next in the series when I get to that point in the book where I know I’m gong to need the next book NAO.
- can’t read one-handed without breaking the book spine which is sacrilegious.
- can’t immediately know the meaning of a word without having to stop, look for my dictionary, find the word and return to my book.
- can’t find bookmark among my rumpled sheets when reading in bed.
Reasons I still buy paperbacks
- sharing is caring and handing a book off to someone is still easier than trying to share a digital copy from my iPhone.
- getting my book signed by the author and watching their pen scribble across the page with the same hand that penned the work is still better than a digital signature.
- instantly letting the world know to leave me alone when they see a book in my hand is still better than people thinking I’m playing games on my iPad.
- turning back to the cover when something is described in the book with a quick flick of the wrist is still faster than doing so on a digital copy (especially if it’s a black and white version).
Reasons I still buy both when I can