Hey, I’m back!
It has been a while. The radiation treatments were totally kicking my butt for a while there, but I survived and am making my comeback. This week has a been a learning curve in what my new normal is going to look like as my stamina is measured in micro bursts. It will increase, however slowly.
I debated about borrowing the prompts for this on my own schedule, or jump back in since I’ve missed so many weeks. A good friend said just go for it and jump in again so here I am.
Welcome to Week 30 of the 52-week MFRW blog challenge: Paper, e-book, or audio?
I am old school, I prefer to have a hard-copy print book in my hands. Whether it is hardbound or a paperback, I prefer the print copy to an e-reader. That isn’t to say however that I don’t own an e-reader because I do. It has nearly 300 books on it, many of which I have started but not finished. When I have a print book, I will read it through. I usually have a couple of books that I alternate between but lately, it is all I can do to focus on one.
I have been working my way through the digital material as I have been spending a lot of time in waiting rooms. *ROLLS EYES* By mid-August, I should be able to leave a dozen reviews.
There’s just something about the smell of paper and the gratifying sense of touch to handle the print copies. I own a shelf full of first edition books which are part of my treasure hoard. There are only a handful of authors that I care enough to get first editions. A couple of my prized first editions: Arabian Nights. YES, the 1704 edition! I don’t dare handle it too much, as it is delicate. Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Then I have some more modern first editions by Karen Marie Moning and Clive Cussler.
One of my greatest thrills is going to author events and getting signed copies from other authors. Sometimes I trade my book for theirs, which is a complete thrill to me that they think my book is worth trading theirs for!
I’m not much on audio books other than when I am listening to them at the gym and since I haven’t been to the gym for a while. . . . yeah, that’s a whole other story. I have listened to audio books during my cancer treatments. I got through 2 Clive Cussler books, a Stephen King, and Anne Rice. I find though that if I am doing anything else, I lose my place in the story and have to rewind and listen to that part over whereas with a print book I am less likely to get lost.
We each have our own preferences! One thing I do like about ebooks though is the price. I can get three books for every one of my print copies!
You can find other author’s take on this top here:
How do you read? Which format do you prefer for your books?
Here are some other posts in this series from yours truly:
- Raindrops on Roses
- They’ll Survive – I Guess
- Binge Watching #MFRWauthor
- Thank God for Grace in Editing!
- #MFRW Best Friends
- Crafty Author #MFRWauthor
- Musical Mayhem #MFRWauthor
- A Rose by Any Other Name . . . #MFRWauthor
- I’ll take What is Purple Prose for 50 Alex #MFRWauthor
- Ellie’s Guilty Pleasures #MFRWauthor
- How Do You Do That? #MFRW
Write on my friends, write on!
Welcome back Ellie! I got addicted to audios when I am doing chores or gardening even crafting. I find listening to the book focuses me.
Welcome back! Hope you continue to feel well enough to spend time on your blog.
Welcome back, Ellie. Glad you are feeling well enough to blog this week. I used to work as a librarian, so you’d think I would prefer print books, but I love my e-readers too much. Maybe if I weren’t so nearsighted. Small print puts me off immediately.
Glad you’re jumping back in, and I hope you soon find your energy restored! You and I have our preferences in the same order.
P.S. That Arabian Nights book sounds like a real treasure!
Welcome back, Ellie. Man, I’d love to see your first edition of Arabian Nights, it’s awesome that you have one!
My daughter wanted to take it and read it. I about lost my marbles! I said NO! I will buy you a copy. This is not for reading!! YEah, I can laugh now but she still isn’t fondling my book.
Glad you’re feeling somewhat better! I also love the e-book prices, yet also love to have signed print copies at author events.
*BIG THUMB’S UP*