Tell Me Something Tuesday: Paper, electronic, audio?

Posted October 12, 2021 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 10 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Paper, electronic, audio… How do you read?

All of the above! I probably read paper the least, which is a real change from when I first became a big reader. But I think that’s mostly because eBooks and audiobooks weren’t really easily accessible (or even a thing) when I first became a big reader. When I rediscovered audiobooks – the newer ones that have actors for narrators and are a real production, versus the audiobooks of the 80s and 90s – I was immediately hooked. I easily consume more audiobooks than any other medium. Maybe at 3-4x as many audiobooks as print or eBooks.

eBooks versus print books are more of a space issue than anything else. I like the feel of a print book in my hands, but let’s be real. If I owned even half as many print books as I do eBooks I wouldn’t have any space in my home for anything else. I also do love having them on my shelves, with the pretty covers, but I reserve that space for my favorites. Otherwise I buy eBooks. I do also prefer to borrow eBooks from the library, simply because it’s easier. Immediate gratification via OverDrive 🙂 But if they don’t have it available on OverDrive, I will go to the library to check out a book in print. Oh, and eBooks are great for reading in the dark!

So all read all formats, but audio and eBooks are my preference.

What about you? What do you prefer?

Next week’s topic: Do you prefer to read standalone stories, duologies, trilogies, series?

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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10 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Paper, electronic, audio?

  1. li

    I’m with you on ebooks but I don’t care much for audio books. I guess I just haven’t gotten into the habit, maybe?

    I love borrowing ebooks from the library, it really is quite easy. And I did occasionally read an ebook in the dark but I don’t know if that’s a good idea for your eyes though.

    Have a lovely day.

  2. I love my print books and will never give them up, but most of my reading has been audio this year. That’s because I spend most of my time at work or commuting to work. Audio is a very convenient way to read if you need your eyes for other things.

  3. I’m predominantly an ebook reader because of space and convenience too but I read in all formats. 🙂
    When I first started reading, I’d buy the physical books (audios and ebooks not really being a thing) and once I’d finished I’d sell them on ebay or amazon only keeping the ones I “needed” on the keeper shelf. It feels like a different world when I look back on it, lol.