It’s such a headache-inducing conundrum for me because I honestly love carting books around. I don’t see it as a burden and I like the physical space that books take up. Furthermore, I am very, very draconic in terms of the stuff I love. I must have it near me and I must collect it. I’ve collected rocks, I’ve collected field guides, I’ve collected Star Wars action figures, and I’ve always collected books. I grew up carrying piles of books around and ideally I would like to be buried with all of my books like some kind of demented Viking Queen.
HOWEVER, I can’t say I won’t read eBooks and I don’t actually want to say that because I do not want to say no to reading as many genres as possible or finding new awesome authors. For example, one of my favorite genres is M/M Romance. A lot of books in that particular genre are only available as eBooks and I really enjoy them. So of course I see the value in eBooks and I don’t dislike them at all. I also totally understand the appeal and interest they garner because even without an eBook Reader, I still buy them.
Ultimately and in terms of reviews, I’ve decided that physical copies are king. For one thing, when they arrive, I can dance around the house with them. I also do not have to worry about having my eyes go on strike until such a time as I feel significantly motivated enough to get an eReader. And I suspect that day is a long ways off because if I ever decide to spend a ton of money on myself, I’m more likely to spend it on a new gaming console than books.
Because right now I could build myself a veritable Fortress of Solitude out of all the books I have (purchased or recently checked out of the library or gotten from some awesome giveaway or another) and still have enough to probably make a freakin’ Batcave to boot. Seriously. My name is April and I have a Book Problem and I love it.
I wonder though… Is anyone else as conflicted about eBooks as I am?