Last year I had two types of posts that I enjoyed doing: Getting to Know you and daily questions. Mostly due to lack of time, I ended up stopping both, but now I’d like to bring the spirit of them back in the form of a weekly question. Feel free to answer. I’d love to get to know you better!
Do you prefer physical books, ebooks, or audiobooks?
Reading is a huge part of my life, even now as a mom of two. My husband and I read to our kids at naptime and bedtime, so we always have to have books on hand. So, of course, a book question had to be first.
Physical books have a very special place in my heart. I love turning the pages and smelling a brand new book. I’m sorry, but the musty smell of old books just makes me want to cough. I’m a little sensitive to certain smells. I think being able to flip through the book and back to the beginning for the maps in fantasy books is my favorite.
But I had a problem. I liked the big, heavy books, the kind of book you have to carry around because it’s too big to fit anywhere else. Ebooks became a bit of an arm saver. I love being able to tote around hundreds of books (literally) wherever I go and not even notice the weight. Of course, I miss being able to flip through the pages, but at least I always have more than one book with me. Because I carried two books with me whenever I was close to finishing one. In high school, people I didn’t know knew me as the girl with the big books.
I’ve never gotten into audiobooks and have only listen to one, so, obviously, they are not my preferred method of enjoying a book. I really don’t think they will be, either. I ended up zoning out through half of the book I listened to. Not good.
What about you? Which do you prefer?