As someone who loves to both read and write, I am often asked about my views on whether e-readers are a good thing or not. Firstly, I should point out that I do indeed have an Amazon Kindle; not a flashy new HD one I hasten to add but rather one of their early and much simpler models.
While I firmly believe that anything that can increase access to and interest in literature should be welcomed and celebrated, I do still have my reservations where e-readers are concerned. Hugely convenient, portable and often cheaper in the long run, I don’t doubt their credibility as an option and do frequently rely on mine for browsing the bookshelves in search of a quick download. No amount of practicality however will ever outweigh the feeling and even the smell of having a proper, physical book in my hands.
So in my case, I suppose you could say I sit on the fence somewhat with this issue, as when it comes to travelling or a quick reading fix, I will opt for my Kindle but whenever I want to truly kick back and relax or come across a book I adore and know I will want to read it again in the future, I would always prefer the humble paperback.
What about you? Can you gravitate between the two as I do or are you exclusively in Team Book or Team Kindle?