For a very long time, I refused to read a book if I could not physically flip through the pages and hold it in my hands. I like being able to look at different fonts in each individual book and the progress I'm making from time to time. However, moving around from my parents' home to my apartment at school means traveling lightly and taking public transportation, so I've grown to really like ebooks. I still prefer buying physical books, but I'm a lot more open to reading electronically now.
If you are on the fence about trying an ebook, here are four reasons to just do it:
1. You can read it on any type of public transportation.
If I'm headed somewhere in the car or on a bus, I get a headache from reading even a paragraph of text. MIRACULOUSLY, I read Branded on my iPad (using the Kindle app) during a two-hour bus ride and I didn't throw up or die so YAY.
2. You don't have to wait to read it.
After reading The Selection and The Elite by Kiera Cass, I couldn't want to read The One. My only problem (which really isn't a problem) was that I couldn't purchase The One because it hasn't been released in paperback yet. I decided to request it from my local library and ended up being the 60th person on the list. Two months later, I finally turned on the lightbulb in my head and borrowed it as an ebook. There wasn't anyone on the request list, so I received and started it ten seconds later. If you purchase an ebook, you don't have to drive out to the bookstore or wait for it to be shipped.
3. They're cheaper.
The library, depending on where you live, can be a great place to borrow ebooks for free. If you want your own copy of a certain book, there are tons of websites that offer free ebooks. For newer books, you'll probably have to purchase them, but there are ALWAYS deals. (Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout is FREE right now!!!)
4. You can read it while you're eating.
I like to read while I eat, but I don't do it during my bigger meals because I don't want to accidentally get soda or pizza sauce on any of my books. I guess you can risk getting food on your iPad or Kindle if you read an ebook, but you can always wipe it off the screen.
What are your thoughts on ebooks? Do you stay away from them, or is it all you read? ALSO, do you read while you're eating a meal?