Friday, 28 June 2013
Feature and Follow Friday #4 - and some good news!
It's time for another Feature and Follow Friday post, which is hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read! This week's question is about my preferred reading format!
I feel kind of guilty admitting this, but I'm starting to prefer e-books to physical books. This is for many reasons, most of which are practical. I own over 500 paperbacks, and my shelf space is extremely limited. I already get woken up at least once a week by a stack of books falling like dominoes because I've been forced to double them up on shelves only meant to hold one row!
Another reason is that I travel a lot - and hope to do even more travelling in future. Carrying tons of paperbacks around isn't realistically possible, as crushing as it is to leave my favourite books behind! Plus I read constantly. I can take my Kindle to the gym, hold it in one hand when doing something else, store over a thousand books and take advantage of free offers... I've been well and truly converted to e-books!
But there's still something about holding a paperback copy of your own book in your hands that feels so much more awesome than seeing it on a screen. And I still have a weakness for pretty covers!
On a completely unrelated note, I have some exciting news: I just found out my degree result, and I'm going to be graduating with a 2.1 in English Literature with Creative Writing from Lancaster University! Needless to say, I'm thrilled! :D
Now I'm off to deal with the chaos of moving out...