Books, books, lovely books.

I’m in a bit of a debate right now. EBook vs Physical book, which provides a superior experience?

I lean towards the real book, but it is more difficult to read after dark, you have to have a good reading light.

When I read, I read till my eyes blur, and I’m sleep deprived. I’ve really been enjoying Vince Flynn recently. His style is a perfect combination of action, adventure, suspence, mystery, and technology. The good guys are flawed (Mitch Rapp is superior to 007 in my humble opinion) and the bad guys are really bad.

This weekend I thought I’d switch gears and read Suzanne Collins Hunger Games series. It was easy reading, but very enjoyable. I was able to finish all three books while the boys were away for the final hunting weekend of deer season. The Hunger Games movies can’t begin to portray all of the details, and left out some characters, but they stayed true to the spirit of the novels. I won’t begin to start my complaints on Peter Jackson’s changes to the Hobbit in the Desolation of Smaug, but it was his movie. His changes inspired me to re-read the Hobbit. That was fun. It was required reading in my 7th grade English class, and I’ve been a Tolkien fan ever since.

Now I’m on the hunt for something new. I love the movie that a good book brings to my mind. Getting entrenched in a story is a wonderful escape from a dreary South Texas winter weekend.

I’m open to suggestions. What are you reading? Ebook, or real book? Let me know!


9 thoughts on “Books, books, lovely books.

  1. I was just having this same debate yesterday! I finally just broke down and loaded the book onto my ereader. I was afraid I wouldn’t make it to the book store this weekend and I really needed to start ready. I prefer a paper copy but more and more I download them because its so easy. Yesterday’s download was “Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bon’s” Lorna Landvik. We have a new book club starting for 2014 and this is the first book-appropriate I think:) Happy Reading!

  2. I love reading actual books. I love libraries. The smell of old books. However, sometimes I’ll get books for my iPad and a few audio books for driving.

    • Thanks! That inspires me to get up to the college and wander around their library. It’s been at least 10 years since I listened to an audio book. I might have to try that again too. Have an awesome day.

      • I went to my local library not too long ago for the first time, since I moved to a new city. It was a lot of fun. I remembered how much I loved smelling old books. I also get excited about going into book stores and actually holding books. Hope you had a great day!

      • I made it the bookstore, and the library! I spent a lovely hour browsing through the professional marketing, then went to the library and explored through the layout made by someone who is dedicated to books. It was sad to see what they had done with their card catalogue space. The computer is faster to find a book, but the Dewey Decimal system worked for a long time.
        Thanks again for the inspiration!

      • Awesome, happy to hear you made it to the bookstore and library! I have a used bookstore in my neighborhood I’ve been meaning to visit, hopefully this weekend. 🙂

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