Feature & Follow #3

Posted January 30, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 32 Comments

FeatureFollowParaAlisonThe Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

This week’s feature blog is:  A Writer’s Dark Corner

Today’s Question up for discussion is:

Hard print (real thing) or Kindle/Nook, which is your favorite? 

I love the feel of a physical book.  The weight of it, the smell, and the anticipation of opening it up to the first page.  I will always buy some favorite author’s novels in “real” books to keep on my bookcase(s) and know that “old friends” live there to visit at any time. Yet. I love my Kindle for the convenience of having a new book in moments (no dragging myself out on release day to the store through storm, snow and such) is such a pull to use my Kindle more.  And the E-reader is so easy to take with me.  I can read in line, during lunch, when stuck in traffic.  I enjoy the portability of a really huge novel on a lightweight Kindle.  So, I can’t give a real answer to this one because I love them both.

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32 responses to “Feature & Follow #3

    • Marcy

      Hi Annette,

      Some say a story is a story no matter how it’s read – but I just love books. Agreed. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting.

    • Marcy

      Hi Lisa,

      It’s a tough choice isn’t it? Still no matter how much I love the convenience of my Kindle. There is nothing like a hand held book.

      Thanks for visiting 🙂

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I enjoy reading books on my e-reader, especially when I’m bored waiting for my transport or having dinners alone, but I can’t stare at the screen for too long, so that’s one of the reason why I preferred hardprint instead. But there’s no denying the convenience of ebooks! I love both of them! As long as the story content is great, anything works 😛

    Old BL follower 😉 Happy Friday!

    • Marcy

      Hi Natasha,

      And that’s the important part, isn’t it. The content of the book, not how we read it. 🙂

      Kindle is so convenient but it can’t take the place of a real book. But I love ’em both.

      Thanks for the visit. 🙂

  2. Yes! The instant gratification of ebooks is so tempting! When I want to read a new book I either have to go to the bookstore, wait two days with Amazon prime, or get it right now as an ebook! Sometimes I get both so I can read while I wait on Amazon… I have a problem.

    Here’s my F&F!

  3. Marcy

    Hi Tracy,

    It’s a problem many of us have. I have bought both forms of one novel. Especially if I decide I want it on my physical bookcase.

    But instant gratification often wins.

    Thanks for the visit. 🙂

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog Marcy. You say everything I love everything about printed books especially the smell of new one. I read on my phone Kindle apps are great thing and you’re right I could have new book any moment when I want it, not to wait about one month to have it from Amazon, but if I wait to read on my main language I will wait if I have lucky maybe one or two years.:D
    New Bloglovin’ follower,
    Silvy from Books are my life

    • Marcy

      Hi Silvy,

      Oh No. Oh my goodness, that’s a terribly long time to have to wait. I’d never survive it.

      I enjoyed visiting your blog earlier today.

      Thanks for the visit and for the follow. 🙂

  5. I couldn’t agree more! The Kindle is perfect for travelling and going about daily life, yet nothing can beat the feeling you get when you open a new book! New Bloglovin follower 🙂

    My FF

    • Marcy

      Hi Alexandra,

      Anticipation plays a large part too. Oh, I’ll pick up books off of the shelf at random impulse to buy, but those books I’ve waited for – when release day could not come soon enough – those give it an extra good feeling when I crack open that book for the very first time.

      I enjoyed visiting your blog earlier.

      Thanks for the visit and for the follow 🙂

  6. Marcy

    Hi Liesel,

    I honestly don’t know what I’d do without both options now. The days before the Kindle when I had to run out to the mall to do book shopping – I still love it don’t get me wrong. But those instant reads, I love.

    Thanks for visiting.

    • Marcy

      My son got me a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas – light included. I absolutely love it. It’s hard to admit but even Kindles need upgraded every now and then. 🙁

  7. Thanks for stopping by and following, Marcy! I’m following you now on Bloglovin’.
    Both physical and digital copies have their perks and, of course, disadvantages so it’s hard for me to favour one over the other. There definitely is something special about a real book you can turn the pages of, though.
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    • Marcy

      Hi Katie,

      I’ve come to realize that each has it’s place in a reader’s life. Physical books for when we want to really “curl up with a good book” and escape for awhile.

      And for the fast download, the sneaking, in the long waiting line, a peak at the next chapter in a favorite book.

      That’s why I cannot pick just one. 🙂

      Thanks for the visit and for the follow.

  8. Yes, yes. Oh so many levels, yes to this! 🙂

    I have a hard time distinguishing my love between my physical copies and my Kindle, because I love them all equally for very different reasons.

    Happy Reading and Hopping Through! 🙂
    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  9. Marcy

    Hi Suz,

    Sometimes you want the physical book, it’s relaxing smelling the ink, turning the pages, feeling the weight of the novel in your hands. Other times you just want to read a quick chapter while waiting in line at the bank.

    Today – I could not give up either one, because both options fit in my life. So I definitely agree with you.

    Thanks for the visit.

  10. I read my kindle during my lunch hours too! It’s nice to have. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂
    Old follower
    Jess @ Jess Time To Read

    • Marcy

      Hi Jess,

      The nice part of a Kindle, to me, is it’s lightweight enough to read standing in line, or during lunch breaks. My shoulder isn’t in pain from hauling around a heavy book along with other packages I might be carrying. I can read that heavy book from the comfort of my couch at home.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  11. Huhu, totally agree. Old friends are hanging just inside my bookshelf and I always wanted themmto stay so books are always there to house them.

    • Marcy

      Hi Nickole,

      Can’t think of a better reason for real, physical books than that. 🙂

      Thanks for the visit.

    • Marcy

      Hi Aizel,

      It’s really nice to live in a time when we have both available to us. Pure enjoyment of the hold it in your hand and turn the pages books – as well as the read it now and on the run books.

      Personally, I couldn’t give up either one.

      Thanks for the visit and for following 🙂

    • Marcy

      Hi Claudia,

      I completely agree. There are times when a book I’ve read on my Kindle ends up on my bookshelf. But for the most part the cost of books has become a major factor in how I buy and read novels.

      Thanks for visiting and the follow 🙂

  12. I also love both hardprints and my Kindle. I don’t want to fill my shelves with unnecessary books that I end up not liking so I will read the books in my Kindle first and if I love it I will buy the paperback. 🙂
    I’m a new follower. Thanks for stopping by! I do found a lot of new awesome blogs! You are one of them! 🙂 Have a great weekend! Cheers!
    Azee @ UnderCover Critique

    • Marcy

      Hi Azee,

      That is the perfect system for getting just what you want, on what “bookshelf” you want it on! There is just something special about walking over to a physical bookcase, looking over your favorites and picking out the one story you know that you will love. So much of our reading is mood reading – having both the Kindle stocked and my real bookcase stocked with great stories helps me choose that just right mood reading book. 🙂

      Ahhh, what a lovely compliment. Thank you.

      Thanks for visiting and for the follow. 🙂

  13. I’m a new follower! I feel the same way you do about books and e-readers. They both have pros and cons. As much as I love my e-reader, I will always buy books and read them. You could never take that away from me. But I’ll still be reading my e-reader in waiting rooms, in the car, and anywhere else a e-reader is easier to read then a book.
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    Elizabeth @ Stuffed Shelves

    • Marcy

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Exactly. I could never imagine not having a real book to open for the first time. Yet, my Kindle goes everywhere with me, it automatically gets dropped in my purse every time I leave the house – just in case there is time to read.

      Thanks for visiting and thank you for the follow 🙂