Time is moving right along with the #MFRWauthor blog hop. Hard to believe we are at week 30. This week's topic is again about making me choose something. Although, unlike other weeks, this one isn't so hard. Books come in a variety of formats these days, so which do I like?
I don't have a Kindle or Nook, instead I had a generic tablet that allowed me to have both apps. I've recently 'borrowed' my daughter's old Ipad mini since my tablet started running slow. I like having the electronic option because that means I can bring as many books with me as I want on either platform and never have to worry about running out of reading material.
That brings me to the ease of travel factor. A few years back we were in AZ for Christmas with my in-laws. My mother in law loves to read and was talking about one of her friends who had an ereader. She was so excited about the idea of having one so that when she did travel (they don't often) she wouldn't have to pick and choose which books to bring. Only so much space allowed. Plus she like that it had it's own light. Before she had a little flashlight she'd use when reading in bed so she didn't disturb my father in law who goes to bed really early. On the downside my mother in law isn't very tech savvy, so trying to figure out an option for her wasn't easy. I went with the Nook Simple or whatever it's called. She loved it. It was easy to use, no extra bells and whistles, perfect for her. She said it made life so much easier with being able to fit it in her purse without hassle.
I'm all about finding ways to make my life easier and using an ereader does that for me.
That doesn't mean I don't enjoy holding a real book in my hands.
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The ease and convenience of the ereader is great, but there is something truly special about holding the book in your hands.
When I went to publish my first book I did opt to have a paperback version. I was fully aware that not many of those would be sold and honestly I think only two have been bought that weren't by me. I had to have paperback for the Goodreads giveaway. My younger sister and a close friend both told me they bought the paperback. Neither of them are fans of ebooks so wanted the physical thing to hold.
For my next book I plan on doing the same thing for the same reasons. Not to mention I still get a special feeling seeing my own book in actual print.
The one type I'm not fond of would be audiobooks. Maybe it's the type of books I read, or my growing aversion to hearing people's voices, but having books read to me isn't something I've been able to get into. And for clarification on the voices, that's thanks to my sons who discovered gamers on YouTube and the voices have grated on my nerves all summer. Regardless when I read I like to find a quiet corner and just lose myself in the book. Having a voice in my ear distracts from that.
So there you have it. What is your preferred method of reading? Be sure to check out the other authors in the hop to find out theirs.
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