Thursday, September 10, 2009

Why I love Ebooks

One paperback novel at Exclusive Books ( by my favourite author) = R103

Three secondhand paperback
novels = R40 each, which translates into R120. If I can find the books.

Eleven ebooks
by my favourite authors (same titles I could have bought in paperback) = R111.50 from Must Love Books.

And yes, I still love being able to touch a book and turn the page. But somehow, the math says buy an ebook. I don't have to leave the house to get the books, they are way cheaper and I still get the same titles I would have if I bought the paperback. Now if only I could afford a decent ebook reader.


So how do you feel about ebooks? Do you ever opt to read them, rather than a book? And why?


po said...

I have never read an ebook, but at that price it is tempting!

Natacha said...

I have quite a few ebooks, but like you, I still prefer the actual book.

But it just makes so much more sense to buy the ebook.

Having said that, I still try to buy at least one book a month.

Sally said...

tempting - but i like to read in bed, somehow not as nice to read an ebook in bed.

Damaria Senne said...

@Sally - true:-)

Tamara said...

Hmmm... My computer and I have a tenuous relationship. I would prefer to spend way less time staring at its screen, so I'll stick with the paper. Plus, as I've said before, books smell nice ;-)

Barb said...

Math makes sense to me - I feel guilty reading books (in the times I am able to read). Feel even more guilty buying them.

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