Weigh In Wednesday #1

May 2, 2012 Uncategorized 12

This is a new meme started by Lauren at Epilogue Review.

Today’s topic is E-book vs. Print Book

My answer:  I used to think that I would never want to read e-books.  I still don’t like to read things off of my computer, and will print things out that are very many pages to read.  But I’ve always been a big technology person, and when the Barnes and Noble where I work started selling Nooks, it wasn’t long before I started drifting over to play with them, and soon bought one to try it out.  I now love my Nook, but I have to admit there are very few books I actually paid anything for on my Nook.  Most of what is there are free e-galleys from Netgalley.  The ones I purchases are ones like the Twilight series, that I wanted to have available to me anywhere I went, or The Help, which was cheaper to buy an e-book of at the time, and I didn’t think I’d need a copy, and then there are a few bargain e-books, like the Trylle series by Amanda Hocking.  I do still love a print book though.  In fact, books that I like, even some I’ve read the e-galley of, if I loved them, I want to own the pretty shiny book on my bookshelf as well.

What about you?  Do you prefer e-books or print books?

12 Responses to “Weigh In Wednesday #1”

  1. Melissa Haggerty

    I like to buy my favorites in print form, too. I do enjoy opening a book to read sometimes.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a follower.
    Melissa @ Reading It All

  2. Elizabeth

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I hope I get to see you too, but there will be so many people. I am actually a bit nervous.

    Have you been to the BEA before?

    • Lisa Mandina

      I've never been to BEA before. So I've been annoying one of my managers at the bookstore where I work part time with questions about it. I can't wait!

  3. Jo

    I used to think I'd never get an e-reader, because I love print material …. but then, I went on a trip last year, and realized I'd never be able to lug enough books with me to keep me happy. So, I invested in a black and white Nook, and now mostly use it for travel, and for the e-ARCs that I receive for reviews. Nice to read your thoughts on this issue. 🙂

  4. Heather@The Flyleaf Review

    I mostly have galley's on my e reader too, unless I find really good deals on Amazon. Sometimes I'm able to snag a book I have been wanting FOREVER for under $3. And I like the instant gratification thing as well:)

    • Lisa Mandina

      The instant gratification thing can get me in trouble sometimes. Since I usually get the free galleys on there, when I buy a book, it almost feels like it's free, when it's not.

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