I have seen a few article and heard massive debates on which is better. This article is the most recent one i have seen and thought i would share my take on it.
I love books. The smell. The feel. The sense of achievement at the end. The look as they sit there on the shelf waiting to be read, or re-read.
So, when you pack up your life into a rucksack to go travelling you can’t take a shelf load of books with you. Having a kindle helps me carry a shelf load of books in one small, travel sized packet. However, until that point i was anti kindle. I didn’t like the idea of not holding a book or how you could enjoy the experience of reading on a tablet. Now i understand, i have grown. I need my book fix and i can only get this through a kindle. Yes, i could join a library but if i don’t know when i am going to return to that place i can’t borrow books. My conscience won’t let me.
Whenever I do find free books, on shelves in the hostels, Little free libraries and as gifts, I do gather a few. Especially if I have a nice bookshelf to put them on.
On my kindle i started keeping track of the books i read each year by putting then in a folder for that year. Then I started logging my books after i left the uk in the back of my daily journal. Then i found Goodreads where i can log my reading online, get inspired by new books and just geek out happily with other bookish types. Now i keep a log on both good reads and in my daily journal.
What do you prefer? A Kindle or a physical book?