A little Wizard of Oz is all it takes for sleepy time
Of course there are the standard benefits: the ability to carry hundreds of books around anytime, not having to take the time to go to a physical bookstore, not having to worry about the book you're looking for being out of stock, etc. However, I quickly learned that one major perk is getting exposed to tons of authors that you would never find in a bookstore, usually because their books are indie books only available in ebook format. I have read some wonderful books from authors that I never would have known about without my Kindle. Heck, if not for eBooks, many indie authors would never get their work out there - and many times, their work deserves to be in the hands of readers.
The main problem, though, is that I still love the smell and feel of books. I love turning pages instead of clicking through them. I love being able to see the cover art any time I pick up the book. This problem has been tempered by buying books and reading to my son as I talked about in my last post. He loves his picture books, but before bed, I've started reading to him from chapter books as well. I thought this was all I needed to get my physical book fix. Today I learned otherwise.
My favorite author, Brandon Sanderson, just released his newest book, a fantasy novella called The Emporer's Soul. It's not yet available in eBook(a major disadvantage to eReaders sometimes) and so I ordered the physical copy off Amazon. When I got it in the mail today, I got that old feeling again and my excitement to read it grew beyond just having a new work from my favorite author(yeah, I'm a dork like that). I learned today that every now and then, I'm going to need to buy a nice paperback or hardcover book to get my fix.
So, what's your preference. eBook or physical books?
In other news, progress on Book 2 of Korin's Journal has been slowed a bit, but will hopefully pick up over the next couple weeks. I'm a couple chapters away from hitting that home stretch. In other words, right now, I'm at the calm before the storm(those who hate cliches, I apologize for that last sentence).
Have a great weekend, everyone!