Nope, this isn’t about cotton.
I know you were singing the cotton jingle in your head.
This is about books.
I made a silent promise to myself that I’d read more this year and so I’ve been trying my best to do that.
I’ve read three books so far and am smack in the middle of my fourth (thanks, Miranda for telling me about the Divergent series).
Usually, I buy physical, actual books. I kind of die a little inside whenever I step into a bookstore. Die from all of the overwhelmed-ness (yep, that’s a word) that I experience. And I die knowing that I am going to spend WAY too much money on ALL OF THE BOOKS.
I love the way books smell.
I love the feeling of a good book with lots of pages to turn.
This year, though, I put a book on my iPad.
My first e-book.
I have to admit that it was nice to have my book with my on my iPad, something that I carry around daily anyway because of the nature of my work.
I travel from building to building and sometimes I have a bit of downtime in between projects, it’s nice to just whip open my iPad and start reading. I try not to be a bag lady and go into schools with too many bags. I don’t have a set place and I go to lots of different buildings, so I don’t want to go in there and start misplacing things.
I have to say. I don’t miss it.
I don’t miss having a physical book to touch and feel in my hands.
I mean, I kinda miss the smell… I know, that may be strange.
But I just added Insurgent and Allegiant to my ebooks on my iPad.
So, is this the start of something new? Will I never buy a real book again?
I know I will. Cause nothing can replace having a real book, but having ebooks will definitely help me reach my goal of reading more this year knowing that I won’t have one more thing to carry around.
How about you?
Have you jumped on the eBook train or are you still a physical book kind of person?
Also? What are you reading right now? I’m all about recommendations. The more books I can read this year, the better.