I always have these random bookish questions that I’m curious about so I ask our Traveling Sisters a weekly (sometimes more) book related question. We thought it would be fun and interesting to take some of those questions to our blog and see what you all think or do.
So this next question that I had for the Traveling Sisters is another one that I have been wondering about for a while now and I am really curious to hear from you all. I hope that you will also join in on the discussion with us.
Norma’s random book question:
So I know a lot of us read eBooks here but what is your absolute favourite and least favourite book format? eg. Hardcover, trade, mass, eBooks or audiobooks? Also are you a book smeller & hugger?
I would say that I have a fondness for Trade paperback books and then hardcover. But, for convenience reasons I am starting to actually quite enjoy reading eBooks on my iPad. I thought I would never say that though because I really struggled in the beginning with reading on my iPad. I think it was more of not actually having that luxury of holding a physical copy though and I’m thinking that’s where my resistance came from. My least favourite is audiobooks because I just cannot seem to get the hang of listening to a book. I have so tried but I just cannot seem to keep my mind quiet and focus on what I’m listening to.
Yes, I am definitely a book hugger & smeller. I think my absolute favourite smell is books! I will stop and smell almost every page and even let my husband get a whiff but he just laughs at me and doesn’t think it smells good at all. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about!!! When I’m reading a physical book it gets lots of love from me and follows me everywhere.
My favourite is paperback and I love the smell of print books too. I really like eBooks for the convenience of them. So much easier to travel with then your IPad. I was just reminded of that when last week I decided to take 8 print books in my carry on.
Great question Norma!! My favourite is a paperback – something about the feel and weight of it is perfect. I like hardcovers but find they are heavier and more cumbersome to carry around. I have grown to love my Kindle Paperwhite. I was very hesitant to try reading ebooks, but now love them. So convenient!!
I’m a huge book hugger!!!!! Not so much a smeller but definitely a hugger. I’ve even slept with a favourite book beside me or under my pillow because I just didn’t want to part with it. 😆
Great question Norma!
It’s a give and take for me. I enjoy eBooks because of the ease at which I can travel with them, that I can highlight in them and that I can carry around hundreds of books on one device. However, there is a unique joy to having hardcover books. I love adding new favorites to my bookshelf and the feel of a real book and satisfaction of turning the pages and seeing how much you’ve read isn’t achieved with an eBook.
Absolutely 100% a book smeller and hugger too 😛
The only form of book I have a hard time with is audiobooks. I just can’t engross myself as fully into them as I can reading. I call it the “reading zone” but I think it’s also referred to as “deep reading” when everything around you just kind of melts away and it doesn’t even feel like you’re reading but seeing the words play out in your head and I can’t do that with audiobooks. I really want to get into them though because there’s a lot of time I can’t read but I could listen to books and then I could consume even more!!!