Musing Mondays (June 17)

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!


My Musing: 

In the world of technology we have many new ways to read books.  The traditional paperback in either hard or soft cover, the many ebooks Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc.  You can download onto your PC or IPhone or tablet or pretty much endless devices.

My question is what do you do most of your reading on?  And what do you prefer and why?

I will always love the traditional Hardcover books.  There is something about the smell and feel of these books that makes me love them.  However the price for these is a little steep, therefore I do most of my reading these days on my Kindle.  It is funny actually that I bought a kindle (which is an american product) when I live in Canada.  When I downloaded a book I had to do the conversion from American to Canadian on my credit card.  This was a big downer which influenced my buying a KOBO for my kids.  I love the kindle more.  More variety, more free books etc.  I was delighted when Amazon came up with an Amazon.ca with all the same features.  I now avoid the whole money conversion and absolutely love my Kindle again.  I just wish it was a Kindle fire or one of the newer versions with a back-light.  Can’t have everything I guess…lol

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your musing in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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8 responses to “Musing Mondays (June 17)

  1. these days i do most of my reading in an ereader though if i had the choice i’d choose the bound book though you’re right about bound books being more expensive. thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. I have a Kindle and a Nook but now that I also have an iPad I do most of my reading on it. I still love paper books and get most from the library. Thanks for visiting.

  3. I also prefer physical books but agree with you about the price, so I do most of my reading by borrowing library books. I only buy the book if I’ve already read it and like it enough to want my own 🙂 I have started doing more reading on my kindle too though. It’s just so convenient!

  4. I prefer physical books, but I do read a lot of review books on my iPad 🙂
    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/06/musing-mondays_17.html

  5. I love physical books and having them around, but I am increasingly buying only “Special Books” in paper/hardback. My buying tendency is toward ebooks. Also, I have had audio books for drive time for about 8 years.

  6. I agree with you. Hardbacks are so special! And paperbacks are a close second.
    I love my Kobo, and have been reading on it non-stop since I bought it. Because a lot of the time ARC books are only in ebook format, and there are so many free ebooks out there, it’s crazy!
    But I will always prefer to hold a book in my hands, that is for sure 🙂

  7. I am probably half e-books and half paper books.
    I use my iPad. I have a Kindle app, a Nook app, an iBook app and another whose name I forget (but I use for Netgalley books) and I use them all depending on free books, or great deals or what is convenient.

  8. I prefer hardcover/Paperback books personally. I do have a kindle and I read on it, in fact I am updating to a fire. I will always prefer a hard copy book though. There is something about the feel, the smell just everything about a book.

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