I really thought I’d always be opposed to eBooks. Who wants to read a novel on a screen when you can hold a beautiful paperback in your hands? Well, it turns out that I do, at least for now.
Even though I am a minimalist, I’ve found there are many ways to enjoy real books without owning them and having them filling my space after finishing, so having a clutter-free, digital library has never been something I needed to pursue.
Paperbacks have always been my preferred way to read a book; they feel good, smell good, and just bring me joy for some reason. Not so with eBooks, but they are allowing me to get back into reading, so “feelings, smells and joy” aside, I now like them, haha. And here’s why…
In the last few months, baby Elizabeth has become much more active during feeding time. While I’m nursing her, she reaches and grabs, kicks her legs happily, and looks around when she hears something of interest. She has also grown a lot! No longer is she a little thing that fits in the crook of my arm; no, at seven months old her body now sprawls across me completely. All this to say that I have given up holding a book while breastfeeding. I’ve been sad about it but I really didn’t see a solution.
But then, last week a book was released that I really wanted to read, and it was only available on Kindle. I sat there for a few minutes trying to decide if I should purchase it. Would I really read a novel as an eBook? I decided that I would attempt it and if I found I couldn’t stand it, I’d just count it as a loss and move on.
Well, I actually love it! I am able to easily read and nurse at the same time because my Kindle Fire is so light and I can “turn the page” with a tiny little swipe. It doesn’t hurt matters that the book is wonderful (look for a review of it soon) and I am engrossed in the story. ^_^
I’m now looking at the Amazon Kindle store at other possible purchases for future reads. I will likely return to paperbacks once the nursing days are over but for now I’m happily swiping! ;)
Do you like eBooks? Or are you a paperback/hard cover reader? Also, what was the last novel you read that you recommend?