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.