Sandi’s Post on Book Clubs and Paper vs. Ebook

Last Saturday of the month whaaat? I’m trying not to panic. But, as you know, I have monthly structure! Yay! That means it’s Sandi Shilhanek’s post. Yes, she of Fresh Fiction fame. 😀 And my buddy, so let’s see what she wants to talk about this month!

This week one of the local book clubs that I belong to had their monthly meeting.  Unfortunately it was a small number of us that got to actually attend, and worse than that only one of use had read one of the books for discussion and only one of us had started the other book we were to discuss. Do not tell my fellow members that I told you this.

I had not read either book as one was a historical and one was a fiction title. I typically do not read historicals and I honestly cannot remember the last time I read something that would be possibly be considered more fiction than romance, suspense,mystery, or even women’s fiction.  Believe me when I tell you I had every intention of reading the one title but time slipped away and with being a member of four very different book clubs and having a full time job it’s hard to read every book for every club!

Since it appeared that discussing the books with a very limited number of people present and an even more limited number having read said books we got very sidetracked and talked about our preferences for reading.  One member switches between her e-reader and paper books, one member only reads paper books, and was telling us about her TBR pile that she is hoarding as she fears that bookstores and real books might soon be a thing of the past.  Another member said she had not read a paper book in almost a year and had in fact dejunked a rather outlandish numbers of paper books in favor of being electronic.

I myself am finding that I prefer my ebooks to my paper books, and am pulling way back on even getting something signed, because I do have to find a space for that signed book,and find myself at a point in my life where I would like to simplify, so do I really need that extra bookshelf?

What about you?  Are you finding yourself becoming more of an ebook reader than you thought you would be?  If so do you have a preferred device for reading on?  I love my Ipad for when I’m out and about as I can read and do other things, but at home I use my  Kindle.  Sometimes I will use the Kindle app on my phone, but I had moved away from doing that but recently have seen myself doing it more.

Until next time…happy reading!

PS – the book covers were ones I’ve chosen – as in what I’ve been reading or will read. Whoo!

3 thoughts on “Sandi’s Post on Book Clubs and Paper vs. Ebook

  1. Pamela

    I’m going with ebooks for the most part these days. In my city, a lot of second hand outlets won’t take books anymore because of bedbugs. This means I can’t get rid of my books when I’m finished, though I usually try to pass them on. The second hand book store closest to me doesn’t have a romance section, so they don’t want a lot of what I read. The just take up too much space, plus I travel back and forth to my cottage a lot. I can slip my Kobo or Kindle into my purse and all my reading is packed. However, I still buy some hardcover books, especially illustrated works.

  2. ki pha

    Wow, I feel so sorry about the book club. I have a feeling I was suppose to go to it but forgot. Oopps. At least it got you readers to start up a great conversation. But no, I’m still a paper back reader and yes, I do fear that they will fade away one day. Although I do use my Kindle app on the laptop for ARC books and other books not in paper back. But then I find myself going crazy downloading and storing books to my TBR list on the app 🙁 And at time I do get mad for not having an e-device on hand while I’m out somewhere waiting for something to happen. But then paper backs will always be my all time favorite.

  3. Timitra

    I’ve noticed that I’ve been reading more e than print books awhile now. I can’t remember the last time I went to an actual bookstore. The only time I buy print boojs is when the ebook isn’t available for me and I usually buy from Amazon.


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