Hey lovely friends and welcome to another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by me, where we discuss chosen topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
Today’s topic is: What Is Your Favorite Way of Reading a Book? (Aria @ Book Nook Bits)
By now, you probably know what my favorite way of reading a book is, so today, I’ll share the why, and my thoughts on being a borrower.
My favorite way of reading a book is with an e-book. I can have several books on my phone, and carry it around with me and read wherever I am.
Physical books on the other hand can be a lot more cumbersome, anxiety inducing because I don’t want to ruin them, and not private enough for my liking.
What do I mean by it not being private enough? Well, I like to read books, without everyone around me peeking over my shoulder and reading it, or knowing what the book title is. Why? I don’t know. I just don’t like it.
With a physical book, it’s harder to achieve that because it’s bigger, more open, and the title is right. there. I can’t lay it flat because then it’s easy to read it over my shoulder and I can’t semi-close the book, because then the title is there for everyone to see.
And then there are those situations where I put the book down, go do something (like use the bathroom, or get food, or something) and somebody will come along, pick up the book, and start reading it.
I’m so embarrassed by having my family read the books I read?? Like, it’s just embarrassing and I try to avoid it as much as possible.
I know. I can be really ridiculous sometimes.
With an e-book, I can totally avoid all of these situations, because my phone’s smaller and I’ll be able to notice if someone’s hovering over my shoulder trying to read the tiny screen. And I have a password, so I don’t have to worry about someone picking it up behind me.
So those are the reasons why I love e-books. But why did I start reading them to start with? It’s because…*drum-roll*…I don’t go to the library often. i’m feeling a bit extra today 😂 Nor do I buy books, so the only way for me to read is by borrowing books online.
I’m really thankful that my library has such a vast collection of amazing books that I can read.
Why do I borrow instead of buy e-books, especially when the wait list could be something ridiculous like me being number 1,273 on 63 copies (Where the Crawdads Sing…apparently it was super popular at the time)?
Because I feel like it’s a waste of money to buy it, read it once, and then leave it sitting on my digital shelf for forever. I’m not much of a re-reader, so to me, it’s pretty wasteful.
Books also aren’t necessarily cheap guys. Especially new and hyped books. And I’m not making any money, so you know, I’m content with waiting a couple of years to get a copy of whatever wonderful book it is. Or I might just give up and move on. It depends on how patient or desperate I am.
And that’s it for today’s tea.
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That’s it for today! I think we can officially agree that I’m pretty much on a hiatus right now. And that’s okay. I just need a moment to breathe 🙂 Also, with the coronavirus going around, I just want to say, be careful and stay safe 💖
What’s you favorite way of reading a book? Are you a buyer or a borrower? Am I the only one who just doesn’t want people to be reading the books I read? Chat with me in the comments below!