I’m going to be completely honest with you now, I never had any intention on having a Kindle at first. People would say to me “Oh you should definitely get a Kindle you’d love it!” and there’d be me like no thanks they’d never be as good as physical books.. reading e-books just didn’t appeal to me! Well as you can see I do in fact have a Kindle but it was a long journey from not even considering having one to not wanting to go out with it so let me fill you in on the pros and cons!
I only knew a couple of people who had a Kindle at the time so to be honest I didn’t really know that much about them. The first thing I did notice was how portable they are! Sometimes it can be a pain to try and bring a book out to read so the kindle does help with it being so easy to carry around. I also liked the built-in lights so you can read in the dark without needing the light on but also out in the sun without the annoying glare which has become really useful as I do tend to read at night! I started to see why people liked them but I couldn’t imagine myself reading a book that I couldn’t pick up from my bookcase or physically turn the pages, it just seemed surreal! Maybe it’s just me but there is a difference, sometimes it’s the little things you know?
It’s been about 6 months since I got my Kindle Paperwhite (it was a present from my boyfriend) so I thought I would give it a go! I then realised the low prices of e-books (some even being free!) compared to buying paperbacks which I was thankful for as being a student it’s always good to save money wherever you can. I did struggle navigating around it at the beginning and little things like turning pages annoyed me but that was probably just being impatient haha! So as time went by I start using my Kindle more and more as I did a fair amount of travelling to and from university and my job; I always have time to read and the Kindle is more practical for me!
The thing for me is that I like having the hard of copy books! You don’t have to worry that it’s going to run out of battery and it’s nice to be able to give read books to away when you’re finished with them if you want to, which you can’t do with a Kindle. It’s also the feeling of holding a book to read and getting a break away from technology however Kindle’s do make reading easier like when you’re out or at night so I guess I’ll always that love and hate feeling with it lol!
Well that’s my view on Kindles vs. Paperbacks! What’s your opinion, are you more of a Kindle or paperback person? Are there certain books you’d read on your Kindle and others you wouldn’t, or if you don’t have a Kindle why not? I’d love to hear what you guys think but for now thanks for visiting my blog and I’ll see you next time 🙂