Lately I've been thinking about whether or not I should get an e-reader like a Nook or a Kindle. I love the feel of the physical book in my hand but there are also a lot of setbacks from having so many physical books. Over the past few months, I've been accumulating lots of books and ARCs from the publishers and my shelf-space is running out, forcing me to option e-readers.
For me, here are the pros and cons of having an e-reader:
- It can store a LOT of books.
- It's light.
- It's efficient to travel with.
- Programs like NetGalley are starting to promote E-ARC copies.
- It's better environmentally.
- Doesn't have the same feel of a real book.
- Even though programs like NetGalley offer E-ARC copies, not all publishers and books are not accessible in that format.
- Difficult to jump pages when writing a review.
- The books look aesthetically less appealing because the cover is in black and white.
I've personally never used an e-reader before, so I'm not sure I can make those assumptions about the pros and cons of having one...