Saturday, 26 January 2019

Awesome Things about eBooks

Hey everyone! So with the rise of technology, we've seen an increase in the ways we can read books. Whether we still read them mostly in physical form, in audiobook form, or via eBook apps on our phones and eReaders, there are so many choices and possibilities out there.

I always wonder what we are going to come up with next! It seems like we are continuously developing new ways to read, create, and listen to books and stories.

With that in mind, I want to talk about some things I really like about eBooks!

First off, they are super portable. I use my phone to download eReading apps, and it is so nice to just be able to pull out my phone and read! No carrying around bulky books, no worrying about bending the cover because I put it back in my bag too roughly.

I love being able to read thick books in eBook editions, because that saves room on my shelves, in my bags, and in my hands. It is especially useful on the bus where books, both thin and thick, are at risk of being dirtied or ruined by snow and dust and people stepping on it if I drop it.

Another awesome thing about eBooks is that authors have more options when publishing their work. No longer do authors rely on big publishers to have their stories read and appreciated. There are lots of independent publishers that give authors platforms for short stories, stand alone novels, and series. Some publishing options allow even the most inexperienced writers to publish their work, which allows them to receive feedback from readers and ultimately improve their writing skills.

Ebooks often cost less than physical books, which can be great for people on a budget. On the other end of this, though, is that unfortunately some people may not have access to eBooks for financial reasons. They may be unable to afford a compatible phone or other device, leaving them with only physical books for entertainment.

Overall, it seems that eBooks offer many advantages to both readers and authors alike, although there are difficulties accessing eBooks for some individuals. Do you see any other advantages, or even disadvantages, with eBooks? Do you prefer eBooks over physical books?

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy 2019!

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all had a great 2018, and I hope you all have an even better 2019!

How did all of you do concerning your book and reading goals for 2018? I achieved my goals, reading 72 books in 2018, with most books being 4 stars reads. According to my Goodreads stats, I read over 22 thousand pages!

This year, my reading goal is 50 books, though I hope I get to read more.

Concerning the new school semester, I will try my best to keep up my blog, because I really do miss blogging. But again, it depends on the work load. If it's anything like last semester, unfortunately blogging regularly may have to become a summer thing. I hope you can all be patient with me! I still think you're all awesome.

Do you have any non-reading resolutions for the new year?

Personally, my resolution is really just to take better care of my mental health. Whether that's through self care, or not hesitating to talk to someone when I'm struggling, I think I need to focus on myself a bit more.

Have a great year, everyone!