Friday, June 28, 2013

Feature and Follow #54

This is a weekly blog hop hosted by the wonderful Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Today's question is:

Q: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, paperback etc?

Definitely physical/print books. Hardcovers are nice because they have that dusk jacket that you can take off and read the book without it, so you can always keep it looking new. But paperbacks are nice as well when you want that lightness. Not sure how to describe it but I love the feel of a physical book, and I love having a shelve where I can look at my wonderful book collection. I find that I'm not as motivated to finish an ebook the way I am with paperbacks and maybe that's because I keep ebooks on my computer. Yep, I don't have a iPad or kindle or whatever tiny ereaders are out there. I've never been interested in getting one because I'm pretty much old fashioned and just love having a printed book in my hand. The same goes for magazines, even if I rarely read magazines I still would rather hold on that go online to view one. That's just me :)

How about you?


  1. I agree with you! I wasn't much interested in reading e-books until I recently got an e-reader, and even now I still prefer a physical book.
    Thanks for stopping by and following! I've followed you back on bloglovin.

  2. Hi Shane. Happy Friday! If you don't have an e-reader then e-books really aren't worth it. I can't stand reading on a computer screen. And I understand exactly what you mean by the physical presence of a book.

    Following you back via GFC.

    1. Happy Friday to you too :) Thanks for stopping by and following!

  3. That is definitely me! I don't own any sort of ereader either because I'm so in love with traditional physical books. Nothing beats it in my opinion. And like you, I'll definitely read faster if it's in my hand as oppose to on my computer! Thanks for stopping by and I'm an old follower!

  4. I think its hard to love ebooks if you don't have a reader

  5. It does help to have an ereader. I hated ebooks and I got a Kindle just so I could read review requests without having to sit at the computer. Next thing I knew, I was buying books on it. Never thought I'd do that.
    My NetGalley books on Kindle typically don't have a cover display, so I find that I have to go to NetGalley's website and look at the books I have and their covers in order to get myself excited. But all of my other Kindle books have cover displays and it's just like looking at my own book collection.

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm an old follower.

    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

  6. Hey thanks for stopping by. Do you ever plan on getting an Ereader? Because it is really hard to read on your computer, especially if you have a desktop. I love my kindle fire because you and change the font, the size of the font, the color of the background, and the lighting to make it easier reading. Anywho love your answer and following back via bloglovin and twitter

    Samantha @ Book Lover's Cozy Cafe

    1. I don't have the feeling to get an ereader as of the moment. I just really like holding a book. But who knows, I'm always up for a change or just to try something out so maybe one day :)

      Thanks for stopping by

  7. I need a bigger bookshelf for all the awesome books I won during Armchair BEA (see my blog) and do love perusing my wonderful collection. For ease of use, I still love my Kindle and I think it makes it easier for me to highlight quotes and make notes to share with my readers on my reviews. New bloglovin, Facebook, twitter and google+ follower. Here's my FF post for this week-hope you'll follow back.

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  9. I agree with your ansswer completely!!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    old FOllower!

    Here's My FF

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

  10. I completely agree with you! I'm the same way with books. I haven't looked into e-reads at all.

    Old follower via bloglovin'.

  11. If I didn't have a Nook, I would never read ebooks as I really do not like to read much more than a page, like a blog entry, on a the computer. Great response. Old GFC follower.
    Check out my FF

  12. I understand where you're coming from. I love seeing all my books on shelves...I even heard my husband say to one of his friends once "See all those books? She's read ALL of them!" LOL! But now I'm out of space and it's wonderful to be able to carry around an entire library with me. Have a great weekend Shane!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  13. Hi, Shane! Thanks for stopping by my FF. :)

    I do still love paperbacks, and always will. I love seeing them, smelling them and being around them. They bring me calm. When e-readers came out I was totally against them, but now? I don't mind so much. It makes my life easier especially when one is reviewing (where highlighting is concerned), but if I've truly loved a book, I will also purchase said book in paperback. I have to own it - physically!

    Happy Friday!
    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

  14. I don't go anywhere without my Kindle! I only converted earlier this year. I've always loved the feel of holding a book in my hands and the smell of a new book. But I reached a point where my husband and I have enough books to need a separate room to store them making my office look like a used book store! I love discovering all the self published writers, and some tend to publish in ebook format only.
    Followed via Bloglovin!

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

  15. I've gotten so used to e-books I think even paperbacks are kind of heavy now :)

    I love your new, summery background! Very nice, Shane :)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  16. Nice! I love me the real books too! I only have a kindle because my sister bought it for me for xmas one year--it was actually a kobo but it wouldn't work so I had to return it and got a kindle instead, and then a month later I won another kindle!.

    But yes, I still read real books more than kindle books. The kindle is handy for the earcs and novellas though.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  17. I love the real thing, but I finally gave in and got a Kindle and I do enjoy it. Old follower.


  18. That is the nice thing about having physical books- you get to look at all your pretties! LOL. I do miss having that.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  19. I find that I'm not that motivated to finish ebooks either. I do have an iPad (for work) and I read on the kindle app there, but I don't really enjoy it. I like being able to see my progress in the book and its much easier when i have a physical book.

    New follower :)

    Tina @

  20. Being old-fashioned ROCKS, Shane! :) I too love physical books although I do own an ereader, so I've begun reading a lot of ebooks. Actually, it seems I read primarily in ebook format lately. But it's not because I prefer it. Have a wonderful weekend!

  21. All the books look awesome on your shelf after you finish.

    Thanks for stopping by -- I'm following back via bloglovin'

  22. Love your answer. I feel the same about physical books. And I just love smelling them. But I love ebooks too. More and more. <3

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  23. I'm more of an ebook person. It seriously had to force myself to use one, then I just got used to it.

    Julianna Smith // Reading In Twilight - FFF

  24. Great answer. Thanks for hopping by. Old follower.

  25. There's nothing wrong with 'Old Fashion'. I have to agree, I like seeing the books on my shelves too. But at the same time, I also like the convince of eBooks.

    Thanks for stopping by :)
    Old Follower

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  26. You're right about the dust-jacket. I prefer the paperbacks over hardcovers because I carry my books around so much and do prefer that lightness. I'm an e-book lover at heart though it does make me sad when it's spine poetry time because most of my best titles are in my Kindle now instead of on my shelves. Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. Old follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  27. Amen, sister!

    Thanks for stopping by, and I'm returning the follow via bloglovin' :)

    sinn @ sinnful books

  28. It's nice you resisted the ebook trend! Sometimes I wish I have! lol
    Thanks for stopping by! Following back! :-)
    Megan @ Books i View

  29. Shane I really felt the same about you when it came to ebooks. I actually have read a few ebooks on my laptop and I could not understand how people could constantly read on a screen!

    However, having said that, for my birthday 2 years ago two of my friends got me two ebook readers, one bought a Kindle and the other bought a Nook. I kept the Nook and didn't use it regularly until recently and unlike the LCD screens on ipad and laptops the Kindle and Nook are so easy on the eye it actually feels like your reading a printed copy and another plus side is the dictionary and annotation features, not to mention you can carry hundreds of books without weighing your bag too much LOL

    So maybe borrow a friend's and check it out, you maybe pleasantly surprised ;)

    My Friday Meme

  30. I really love printed copies too ( I love the feel and even the smell of them sometimes)! I however love the convenience of an ebook.

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

    Brenna @ Two-Tall-Tales

  31. I don't have an ipad either. I do have a kindle that I use but not often.
    Now following via google+ (and bloglovin)
    Here is my FF.

  32. yep, the Hardcover dust jacket is an advantage for OC people like me :)

  33. Reading on the computer wouldn't be as fun, I understand why you prefer to get physical books!!

    Thanx for visiting my FF!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    Old Follower :)

  34. I agree with you. Even though I have a tablet, I'm still not as motivated to read ebooks as I am with physical books. And even though I read ebooks on the bus, I still take a print book with me, just in case.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Old follower via Bloglovin (When I searched your blog to see if I'm following you, 3 blogs with this name pop up, weird)

    Nazish @ Nazish Reads


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