Let’s Talk Ebooks | Book Discussion

Hello, book lovers! 💕

I didn’t know what I wanted to talk about in today’s post. I actually struggled with it for quite a while before I decided to discuss ebooks considering I received a new Kindle for Christmas and have been pretty much obsessed with reading on it.

So that’s what I’m going to talk about. Rekindling (no pun intended) my love of ebooks.

Now, I have had a Kindle for years. I remember when I was a senior in high school (this is going back almost 10 years ago, which is crazy to think about) I bought my first Kindle with my own money that I earned from working a part time job after school everyday. I was so proud of myself, and I loved that Kindle. I read on it so much back then.

And for some reason, I fell out of love with reading ebooks over the past few years. I don’t really know what happened. I just know that I was reading more physical books, so my Kindle got put on the shelf for awhile. And that makes me sad to say.

But something made me want to start reading on it again. Which brings me to this past Christmas. I felt like it was time for an upgrade where my Kindle was concerned. So I asked for a new one for Christmas, and I got one. And boy let me tell you I’ve been doing so much reading on that thing these last few weeks.

I can’t get enough of it. I think my favorite part about reading ebooks on it is the fact that I can read in the dark. That’s always been the biggest perk of reading on an ereader for me. I love reading in the dark. Especially in bed at night. Which is when I’ve been getting the majority of my reading done. It’s so convenient to lay on my side with the lights off and read until I fall asleep. I don’t have to worry about having the light on, or sitting in maybe only two positions to read.

The only problem is that I’ve been going to bed really late, and by the time I start reading, I wind up falling asleep. So I really don’t get as much reading done at night as I would like, maybe 20 pages at the most. Which is why I’ve been reading so slowly. But that has nothing to do with ebooks and all to do with the fact that I need to recondition myself to reading during the day and not just in the wee hours of the morning.

But I don’t have to worry about small font sizes either with ebooks! That’s another thing I’ve been loving about them recently. I can change the font size. I hate when I buy physical books only to find out that the text is so tiny that I have to squint to read it. I can make the text as big or small as I want and don’t have to strain my eyes in the process of trying to read.

I’m not going to go into all of the pros and cons of ebooks because I feel like that’s for a different post. And it’s also kind of self-explanatory in a sense (pros: light-weight, carry multiple books, read in the dark, different font sizes, cheaper ebooks; cons: no smell or feel of the book, physically seeing how far into a book you are, seeing the book on your shelves).

So there you have it. My gush about ebooks and the fact that I absolutely love reading them (especially in the dark right before bed)! Do you like reading ebooks, or do you prefer physical books? I’d love to chat about this in the comments below!

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I am a twenty-something-year-old who is an avid reader. I love anything from young adult fantasy to adult fiction to young adult contemporary. I also love to play video games and draw and watch movies and TV shows. And this is my safe space where I can gush about everything I love.

15 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Ebooks | Book Discussion

  1. I’ve had my kindle for 5 years but barely read on it until this year, when I could no longer go to the library because of coronavirus. Now, I don’t know what I would do without it! I really like ebooks because they’re easier to hold and I retain much more vocabulary because of the built-in dictionary

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  2. I’ve started to get more and more into reading on my Kindle these past few months. You’re right, it’s great for staying up late and reading in the dark but there’s just something about the feel of turning the pages of a book (and that book smell!)
    Great post 🙂

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  3. I used to hate hate hate reading ebooks. for some reason i could just never get as swept up in them as with hard copies. I was in college when that changed- always running around from place to place and class to class. i didn’t have space in my bag for a big book, or the space to dedicate moving a small library across states. i picked ebooks back up begrudgingly but now i can’t put them down! like you said the biggest advantage for me is reading in the dark. however, i have the opposite problem of falling asleep: i’ll lose track of time and stay up embarrassingly late! sometimes if i love an ebook enough i’ll get the hardcopy anyways so there’s a little crossover, but you’re right- I do miss seeing the book on my shelves

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  4. I love how convenient it is to read ebooks, especially with not having to remember and search through the book to find where you are in it (I lose bookmarks at an alarming pace). And, yes, it makes it so much easier to read at night! I wish ereaders had existed when I was the kid who tried to read by moonlight; my eyesight would have thanked me.

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  5. I used to only read physical books a while back but the font was a problem for me, like a serious problem, so now i just buy the ebooks and if i really love the book i buy a physical edition… well, that’s most of the time. I can’t really help getting into bookstores and buying books from time to time.. :p

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  6. In 2011 or 2012, my Mom bought me a Kindle for Christmas. I was either a senior or junior in high school. I didn’t want one, but I ended up loving it! I stopped reading books on that things around 2014. However, I have a first generation Kindle Fire, and I think I need to upgrade. I have been getting ARCs on NetGalley and I would prefer to read them on the Kindle and not my phone.
    I have been an audiobook centered reader for about a year now, but I would like to diversify and read ebooks, physical, and audiobooks alike. I use Libby and Hoopla A LOT, and I think that is what made me get into audiobooks so much. I need to buy myself a new Kindle so I can read on it more, because mine is very old and outdated.

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