Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Books, ebooks, or audio-books? That is the question.

All are great.  That is the answer.

But like everyone else, I have my preferred format, which as of late, is ebooks.  It's mainly for the reason that I freaking love my Kindle Paperwhite (seriously, great present Mom and Dad!) and it's easy to carry a ton of books with me at once.  I don't really have to worry about moving until college. Even then, it's not like I'm taking all my books with me.  Just my favorites.

I also love instant purchasing and the fact that nine times out of ten, ebooks are cheaper than physical books.  I also get different emails from Book Riot, Goodreads, and BookBub about ebook deals where books are on sale for about 2.99 or less!  I get a book at a lower price and I have instant access to it.  I don't have to wait for it to ship out.

That's not to say that I don't like physical books and bookstores.  I love bookstores (and libraries) so I'm not trying to put them out of business.  At the moment, I'm just trying to save some money and space (I think that's why my parents got me the Kindle in the first place).  And there is nothing that can take the place of reading a physical book; there just isn't.  

Obviously because of my hearing problem I haven't listened to audio-books often, but I got these wicked cool new hearing aids earlier this month that are connected to my iPhone so that I can control them with the company app.  The hearing aids also double as earbuds when I'm listening to music, or audio-books, on my phone.  It is literally the coolest thing ever.  I gave audio-books a real try this month and I like them at certain times.  It depends on if I can really concentrate on what I'm hearing and if the person reading the book is someone who I like listening to.  

Again, I think all three are great.  One isn't better than the other, but to be fair I do prefer to read a book as opposed to listening to one.  So I definitely prefer physical and ebooks over audio-books, and at the moment I'm really into reading ebooks.


       ©2017 - Eric

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