Let’s Talk Bookish: All About Ebooks

Hello, and happy August! I went camping by a lake with my family this weekend, and we paddleboarded a bunch which was really fun. I’ve also been doing lots of dance the past couple weeks, and that’s also been great! Anyways, today’s LTB topic is all about ebooks, so I’m going to dive right into talking all about them today!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and has been hosted by me since April of this year! Each Friday, there is a discussion topic for bloggers to write about. This week’s topic is all about ebooks, suggested by Fives @ Down the Rabbit Hole!


Are ebooks the future of books?

In some ways yes, but not completely. There are more and more platforms for reading ebooks, and more and more ereaders being developed, but there are still many physical books out there.

Ebooks definitely make books and reading more accessible for many people. For example, some people might find themselves only having a few minutes to read each day, so having a book easily available on your phone can make it easy to read for short bits of time each day.

But audiobooks and physical books are also read all the time, and ebooks aren’t replacing them in any way. I think that people are now having more options to how they read ebooks, so that makes them more likely to choose ebooks because of the accessibility.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of ebooks? Are ebooks strictly better than physical books?

Advantages:

Ebooks are easier to carry around, and don’t take up as much space. This is really helpful for if you’re traveling and don’t want to carry around a ton of physical books, but still want to read a lot. You can also often make digital notes and highlights. I especially like doing this with books that I’m planning to review because I’m then able to go back and look at parts of the book that I made notes on.

Disadvantages:

The main disadvantage of ebooks is that they’re just not physical books. They don’t have the same feel and smell when you’re reading them. Sometimes, its also nice to be able to get away from a screen while reading, and physical books can feel like more of a break.

So are ebooks strictly better than physical books? Definitely not. They definitely have their advantages, but you can never match the feel of physical books.

Do all avid readers prefer physical paper books?

Definitely not. I think that every reader has different opinions on how they like to read; audiobooks, physical books or ebooks. All have pros and cons, and everyone has their own preferences.

Do you use an e-reader, or read on a phone/tablet? Do you ever find yourself missing one or the other?

I do! I have a kindle that I got in elementary school, and that’s what I’ve been using for the past 5ish years for my ebooks. I also occasionally read ebooks on my phone, but I don’t love doing that because of the smaller screen, and it’s also easier to get distracted while reading.

I don’t know if I ever miss one or the other, but because I’m a mood reader, I kind of just do whatever I end up wanting to do on any given day. Ebook, audiobook, physical book; it really just depends.

Your Posts:

I haven’t been able to find a good alternative for Inlinkz yet, so for now, I’m just going to individually link all of your LTB posts each week here on my blog. As long as you link to one of my posts, I’ll be sure to include your posts here!

Raji @ Worlds Unlike Our Own | Jillian @ The Bookish Butterfly | Becca @ Becca’s Bookmark | Elli @ Ace Reader | Fives @ Down the Rabbit Hole | Dini @ Dini Panda Reads | Hannah @ Hannah’s Library

Do you like reading ebooks? What are the pros and cons of ebooks? Chat with me in the comments below!

8 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: All About Ebooks

  1. I have loads of books on my kindle but I still prefer to read a physical book. I went on to ebooks because I was running of actual space to store all of the books that I owned. And my kindle is a definite benefit when I go on holiday and don’t have to squeeze half a dozen books into my suitcase.

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