Friday, February 22, 2013

TGIF - Time to Hop!

It's Friday and that means it's time for the Book Blogger Hop.  If you haven't heard, the Hop is being revived by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  It works the same way it always has -- sign up on the Linky at Billy's blog, the Hop around and visit the other blogs on the list.  The point?  To find new book blogs, visit old favorites and have a good time.  It's fun, trust me!

So, the question of the week is:  Do you prefer reading printed books or using an e-reader?

- Well, not so long ago, I refused to even hold an e-reader in my hand.  I loved "real" books too much—I loved the feel of them, the smell of them, the whole bit.  Then, NetGalley came along and I needed a way to read e-galleys (I still won't read a book on my computer!).  So, I caved and bought a Kindle Fire.  And guess what?  I love it.  I didn't think I would, but I do, I really do.  These days, I still mostly read printed books, but I enjoy a fair amount of e-books (most of which are e-ARCs), too.  I'm no longer anti e-readers because I believe what Stephen Fry said:  "Books are no more threatened by [e-readers] than stairs by elevators."  Too true.

If you're new to BBB, welcome!  I'm so glad you're here.  Please take a moment to look around my blog, make a comment (or two or ten) and, most importantly, come back often.  I promise to return the favor.

Happy reading!

10 comments:

  1. Great answer! I love both!

    Kendal
    http://kinxsbooknook.blogspot.com/2013/02/book-blogger-hop-3.html

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  2. I agree -- I'll never give up printed books, but I love the convenience of eBooks!!

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  3. This is almost exactly how I feel about it. Thanks for telling me about the hop!
    Here's my post:
    http://sarahsyablog.blogspot.com/2013/02/book-blogger-hop-printed-books-or-e.html

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  4. I love this question and seeing everyone's answers.

    I guess we all may be won over at some point. I just hope there will ALWAYS be printed books.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  5. Love your answer. And, I love that quote by Stephen Fry. :D

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  6. I put the wrong link in my post.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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  7. I hadn't heard that quote about e-readers. Love it! I used to be against them too. Until I got one. Sigh! ;)

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  8. You and I are the same person! When everyone starting going on and on about how much they loved their ereader, I immediately went on this huge spiel about how printed books were 100% better. I had my ipad for about 4 months and one day when I was sick, I caved. I really wanted to read Catching Fire and had no energy to drive over to the bookstore. Instant gratification, I guess haha. And I love NetGalley and hate having to read on the computer. For books that are already published, I definitely go buy the real printed copy!

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