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Bookish: Book Blogger Hop #17

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.

The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!

print to ebooksMany moons ago I insisted, I mean I really insisted that I was not going to be one of those people who ‘sold out’ and got a Kindle.

My mum got a Kindle. “Sell out,” I told her.

One of brothers (the one that reads) got a Kindle. “Sell out,” I told him.

The other brother (who doesn’t read) got a Kindle. “You’ll do anything to stay on technological trend,” I told him.

Ok, so one of the above is a lie. I would never tell my mum she is a sell out. But my brothers? Hell, everyone knows siblings are fair game. I probably called them losers while I was at it just for funsies.

As it turns out the only loser was me, my bank balance and my spine from lugging all those books around in my bag.

I traveled to Hawaii with not one but two of The Song of Ice and Fire books in my hand luggage. From the UK.

I got my Kindle in 2017 about three centuries after everyone got theirs.

The only reason I’d got it was because I’d had surgery for cancer that year, was feeling physically and emotionally strung out and didn’t want to go on one of my usual holidays which involves me and my husband tramping about places looking at everything under the sun.

I wanted to sit on a sun lounger in an all inclusive resort where I could nap, listen to music and read and read and read. So we did. But it meant that I had to be sensible and finally get a Kindle.

So I did.

I love Big Brother. I mean, I love my Kindle.

But I truly do. It’s a life saver for holidays, travelling and quite often my commute.

Have I fully switched from paper books to ebooks? Not a chance. I love the tangible feel, smell and weight of a book in my hands.

My Kindle is my boyfriend but paper books are my husband.

 

Blog Hop

I have failed miserably again this week at blog hopping. I’m hoping to get to reading a whole of your posts today and so next week I’ll probably have a chock load of goodies for you.

Two of my favourite ones that I’ve read so far are:-

Kaleena at Reader Voracious did a hilarious thing which I’m going to steal borrow. Read Google Translates My Top 5 Reads from 2018 and understand why you must never use that program to get tattoo translation done.

Aurora at Aurora Librialis continued with her Astrology Book Recommendations and this one is particularly noteworthy for me because it’s all about Pisces! Yes, I am the dual aspect fish if you didn’t realise.

Like I mentioned, I’ll have more next week!

Breaker

Are you a Kindle or a paper book person? A bit of both? Neither? Are you my youngest brother and buy gadgets for gadget buying sake?

If you are my youngest brother then Tony, how the heck did you find this blog? Tell no one dammit!

I shall hopefully see you next week where I will answer the question of whether I buy all my books and where I keep them all if I do.

Until next week!

13 thoughts on “Bookish: Book Blogger Hop #17

  1. Dude, I too may have (once upon a time) told everyone in my life that they’re sellouts if they switch to ebooks. I was pretty immature back then thinking that reading tangible books is the only way to be “reading for real,” but I’m trying the ebook thing out nowadays. I still can’t get used to them, especially since they hurt my eyes via iPad, so I may be contemplating a Kindle. Not a sure thing, but…I may be selling out soon. 😛

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    1. I think we all live and learn, I know I have! I can’t look at iPads or iPhones too long because they give me headaches and sometimes I feel like the Kindle does the same (it probably doesn’t though as I have it on low-light) but occasionally I just want to touch a book.

      Jump through the portal door and join us, you know you want to 😉

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  2. “My Kindle is my boyfriend but paper books are my husband.” Okay, I’m gonna steal that and use it constantly now. That’s so perfect!! I do love how convenient ebooks are (highlights FTW), but I love tactile things even MORE, and I’m one of those people who goes on and on about how much they love old cameras and vinyls, so it’s gonna be paper books for life. 😀

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    1. In terms of convenience Kindle wins hand down but in terms of tangibility (is that even a word?!) it’s got to be paper books! I don’t think paper books will ever be considered vintage or go out of ‘fashion’ because they’ll always appeal to those who want to feel a book in their hand!

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      1. Tangibility is totally a word! I think. 😛 And I do agree with paper books never going out of fashion (kinda like jeans) but I THINK that might apply more to the Western world? Because one of my cousins told me the other month that a lot of bookstores are going out of business in South Korea because so few people are reading physical books.

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        1. Oh that’s interesting! I didn’t think about other countries and their stats with physical books but yes that would have a massive impact.

          Sometimes I get genuinely conflicted because the environmental part of my brain kicks in and I think I should be reading more ebooks because I hate the idea of trees getting pulped. I think though that now trees are grown specifically for pulping but I don’t know if that’s some publishing house spin!

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  3. I am a convert, too! I still love my physical books, but I am a bit particular a bout what I buy for my shelves, so reading eBooks has opened up my reading like nothing else before! I caved while backpacking in South America for 3 months and just downloaded the kindle app on my phone because the hostel I was staying at had only Portuguese language novels in their take a book, leave a book library.

    PLEASE STEAL GOOGLE TRANLSATE and I can’t wait to see your post! Thanks for linking to the post!

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    1. Physical books will always hold my heart but I have warmed to Kindle! It’s a life saver when travelling that has to be said.

      I have stolen it, tehehehe. I think I’ve scheduled it to go up next week if I remember correctly!!

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  4. I love my kindle too!
    I fully switched to e-books for about 2 years. The only reason i started buying paper books again is that i found some of the books i wanted in the charity shop and they were cheaper than their kindle version 🙂 So i’m kind of saving money. But i don’t ever carry them around, only read them when i’m at home.

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    1. Same, I’m starting to find more and more that I’m using my Kindle out and about and then when I read a paper book it’s at home. I tend to lug a lot of stuff around so it’s taken me a while to get sensible and use my Kindle outside of holidays! The other thing is the convenience and speed of the Kindle and books. If I suddenly want to read a book *right that second* I just check to see if there’s a Kindle version and there pretty much always is! Unless it’s really old school.

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  5. I almost never read physical books anymore, haha. I think mostly just because I’m lazy and find it more comfortable laying in bed or on the couch with my Kindle than having to hold a book open. But I definitely agree that there’s something special about holding a book in your hand. Especially the smell of books. But for me, I guess it’s not special enough because I really only read physical books when I have to these days.

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