Wednesday: May I ask you a question?
How do you read? Hardcover? Paperbacks? E-books? A combination?
Where do you get your books? Amazon? B&N? Local indie? Library?
I never thought I would be into e-books. Honestly, the idea of an e-reader never really appealed to me. My bookshelf is like my personal trophy case, and I like having the books I have read and loved on display in my home, and I don't really travel enough to need the convenience.
But then I got turned on to NetGalley, and I read a book or two on the husband's iPad and I was hooked. Soon after that I started reading books on my phone, and I couldn't believe how convenient it was. I didn't hate it like I thought I would, and now I find myself reading most of books on my phone.
Last week I took the plunge and bought myself my own tablet so I could use it for an e-reader. I love reading on my phone, but it drains the battery and I wanted something a little bigger. I was going to get a Kindle Fire, but this Samsung Galaxy tablet is only $50 more and has tons more features, so it was an easy decision.
I love this thing!
I still don't see myself paying full price for e-books any time soon. I love my hardcovers on my shelf, and if I don't want to keep a book I like being able to donate it to my classroom for my students to read, which I can't do with an e-book. But I love reading e-galleys and Kindle bargain books on the e-reader and on my phone!
I love the library, but I haven't used mine as much recently for whatever reason. I get most of my books through B&N, either in-store or online, because I have a membership and get a discount and free shipping. I love my library's used bookstore and I really wish I had an awesome indie close by, but I always pick up a book or 12 when I trek to an indie for a signing.
So, what about you guys? What are your reading preferences?