With the Canada Reads debates just around the corner, Canadians everywhere are trying to fit in as much reading time as possible. Which do you prefer between traditional printed books, e-books, audio books or do you just cross your fingers and hope that it makes it to the big screen? I asked some of Canada’s favourite book bloggers to weigh in.
Ashley Metzger: Printed books, all the way. Not only do I just love the look, feel and smell of a real book, I also find I retain more when I read a physical book than I do when I read an e-book. I don’t even own an e-reader.
Ariel Bissett: Logically I think ebooks make the most sense: the ability to have an infinity library with you at all times, the backlit screen that makes reading possible whenever you go, and the elimination of tricky page flipping that happens when you’re in a bizarre reading position. But saying all that, last year I only read one ebook!
Giselle, Book Nerd: I prefer traditional printed books because the whole reading experience is elevated to a physical one. I also love that I can see printed books all lined up on my bookshelves waiting to be read and admire the beautiful covers and artwork.
Luanne Ollivier: I download a number e-books to read while travelling or to read at night so the bedside light doesn’t disturb my husband. But I still overwhelmingly prefer a traditional printed book. And yes, it sounds odd – but I love that ‘new book’ smell!
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