Hi fellow bloggers and bookworms!
I never finished the A to Z Challenge, but that is okay.
I want to talk about how the more things change, the more they do stay the same. For instance, when I see cell phones of today versus the phone of twenty and thirty years back. The phones in the past were bigger or were mostly “flip” phones and have gotten smaller, but lately, there are Smartphones big enough to be tablets and I am confused, is it an e-book or phone? Are we getting back to bigger phones?
Well, the same thing is happening with books according to the Thrift Books press release three days ago.
The Praxis Research surveyed 1,000 readers and discovered:
- 70% of readers prefer print to ebooks
- 37% women prefer mystery(thought it would be romance, didn’t you?)
- 13% people read while they commute
- 92% of kids ages 10-17 borrow books from the library
Since February, I have gone back to reading print books. In fact, last weekend, I bought Feverborn by Karen Moning in print(I love reading her print books!). I miss the fresh smell of the ink in a newly opened book and when my phone crashed the other day, I realized if I only read on a device, I could lose everything.
So now, I have the Kindle app on my PC and balance out with print. Every now and then, I find great ebooks on Freading and I will use their app-even though it needs improvement.
Anyway, let me know if you prefer print books and why.
Have a great day!
~The Write Web