I thought I would post a discussion post today. The topic is something I see pretty often and I always like to see what people prefer.
Which book format do you prefer? And why?
I just started listening to audiobooks last year. I usually use them as a reread or for nonfiction books. I like that I can listen in the car with my husband, but also at home using my Amazon Echo. We have audible.
This is my preferred format for books. The print is usually a bit larger and my eyesight is bad. Plus, they just look beautiful on the shelves.
I prefer my arcs this way when I can get them. Again, my eyes are bad, so this is easiest for me. I also like that they are cheaper for books that I purchase and they take up less space. But I still prefer hardcover for finished copies. I mostly buy paperbacks to try out a book I’m not sure I’ll love or if there is a great sale.
I have a kindle paperwhite and I do love it. I get the majority of my arcs as digital copies through Netgalley or Edelweiss. Sometimes a publisher will send me a digital copy by e-mail, too. I love that I can have hundreds of books to carry around in my purse. But I think it gets to my eyes a bit and I find that I read a little bit slower on my kindle. I’m not sure why because most people seem to read faster with it. I think I space out a bit more and reread sections.
What is your preferred format for books? Do you find that you read better with a specific format? Any complaints?