So this happened…

After literally half a year of debating with myself, I finally bought a Kindle Paperwhite! I’ve put it off for so long that I had to take a friend with me to my local Officeworks so I wouldn’t back out. If I had gone on my own, I would’ve found reasons not to buy it. Having a friend with me meant that I felt obliged to buy it so that I wasn’t wasting her time by dragging her around with me. 😛

It’s my first ever e-reader and I’m pretty darn excited about it. I was actually about to get the Voyage (the new Oasis wasn’t even an option) but I figured there wasn’t much of a difference between it and the Paperwhite to justify the extra cost, plus I’m definitely still going to use physical books more often. It’s just nice to know I can keep hundreds of books in a small device for when I travel. I also want to get more into netgalley and my experience with reading e-books on my phone wasn’t that great.

On the Kindle, I’m currently reading The Girl in the Box series by Robert J. Crane which is a free set. Still need to recover from the purchase. Heh.


Do you own an e-reader? Do you prefer physical copies or e-books?

 

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9 thoughts on “So this happened…

  1. I prefer physical books, but I’ve got more used to the idea of e-books on my phone (I use the Kindle or Apple iBooks apps) because you can get books for free that you would have to pay for in a shop / make the effort of finding it in a library. It’s also handy for reading bigger novels on the go – I read War and Peace on my phone and I simply can’t imagine lugging it about everywhere with me!

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    1. Yep! Physical books will always be my favourite, but I can appreciate how handy e-books. I find it nice how I can lay on my side and read a book without having to find ways to keep it open and upright, and moving around to keep my hand from hurting. 😂

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  2. I’ve had an Kindle 4 (I guess?) for a few years now and I do not regret buying it. It really is nice to have many books by your side. I also get the feeling that I read way faster that way. How about you? How do you like it so far?

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    1. I definitely feel that way too. In fact, I’ve been ignoring all the books I’ve borrowed from the library. 😂 What I’m loving most so far is how the notes I write are all organised and easily accessible, with page numbers and everything. I used to write my notes in a book but it’s nice to have everything all together now and I definitely think it’ll help my book review process easier.

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      1. It’s so easy to buy each and every book too 😂 You used to write your notes directly into the books? Isn’t that so controversial? Have fun with it!

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  3. I prefer physical books. I do read the occasional YA novel on an e-reader but because of my unfortunate eyesight, I’m more comfortable with physical copies.

    (Oh and, I got internet only now which is why I’m lurking on this old post haha😂)

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    1. Oh gosh, I totally understand you with the eyesight thing. At the very least I feel like they’ll get worse more slowly if I read a physical book than an e-reader. 😂 Hahaha feel free to lurk. Glad your internet’s back!

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