Ooh, a discussion! You all should be excited. Today, I’m going to be talking about physical books versus e-books versus audiobooks. I’ll describe what each one is (in case there is a poor soul reading this who doesn’t know), list pros and cons, and then talk about which one I personally prefer the most!
Physical Book– a printed out, physical copy of a novel.
E-book– an electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Audiobook– an audiocassette or CD recording of a reading of a book, typically a novel.
you can hold them while reading
come in hardcover, paperback, or mass market paperback
expensive!! (HCs-20$, PBs-10$)
heavy (Have you ever dropped a book on your face while reading? Let me tell you-it HURTS.)
you can read them on your phone while out
save space on your bookshelf
you have to read it on an e-reader or your phone with an app
multitasking! Think of all you can do when you save time by listening to a book and not reading it, and being able to do other things
boring- for me at least, sometimes. Once I fell asleep while listening to an audiobook (oops)
Out of all three of these options, my personal favorite is and has always been physical copies of books. I love holding them in my hand while I read them, how they look on my shelves, how they feel, how they smell (yes, I smell my books. Don’t you?), how they look in pictures, their covers, just EVERYTHING about physical books.
Which is your favorite- physical, e-book, or audiobook? Why?
Thanks for reading!