Physical Books vs Ebooks

Books. Books. Books.

Physical Books. Ebooks.

What’s the difference? Does it matter? Is one better than the other?

This is a really hard topic I think because I like books of all kinds. I have a Kindle and an iPad. I also have reading apps on my phone. However, I can guarantee there is at least one book in my car right now and a book on my nightstand too. Each type of book has its advantages and its drawbacks.

Physical Books

They smell amazing! I mean what is better than the smell of a new books (or an old book)! Going to a library or a bookstore and smelling the paper is one of the most relaxing things in the world.

Turning the pages! There is nothing more satisfying than turning the pages in a book. Being able to look at the book and see how far you have come and just how much you have left.


Ebooks

Convenient! Having them with you where ever you go is really convenient. Sometimes carrying a big Books around just isn’t feasible. However, pulling on up on your phone is easy and you don’t have to carry anything extra with you. Plus you can read it on multiple devices!

Cheaper! When you are a bookaholic like me, you tend to spend a lot of money on books. Getting Ebooks on the kindle app tends to be quite a bit cheaper than buying the physical book.

My Opinion

I honestly don’t care what type of book I have as long as I have a book. I think that I actually have more Ebooks than traditional books, but it’s because I am cheap and I also don’t like to wait for my books to arrive.

Which do you prefer? Are physical books better than Ebooks? Are Ebooks better than physical books? 

4 thoughts on “Physical Books vs Ebooks

      1. Overdrive is a program that libraries use to loan out ebooks. My local library has 1000’s of ebooks to choose from and I never even have to set foot in the library. All you need is a membership to a local library and an ereader. You then go to the Overdrive website and find the library listed and then checkout books!

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  1. I like both; I can see the benefits in both too. Of course I like holding a physical book, but sometimes that isn’t possible.

    My best anecdote about books vs. ebooks is when I read War and Peace. Now, as I’m sure you’re aware, War and Peace is HUGE. I read it every morning and evening on my commutes to and from college. That meant I was packed onto a busy train every day. So did I lug a giant paperback onto the train with me because of my natural tendency to like real books? No! I enjoyed War and Peace as an ebook, which meant no extra weight or hassle on my journey. 🙂

    https://readandreview2016.wordpress.com/

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