#eBookUnhaul

random-list

Today’s post is going to be quite different.  Today’s post is going to be an eBook unhaul, yes you read that right eBook unhaul.  You might be asking yourself what is an eBook unhaul, well an eBook unhaul is when you go through your eReader for me it’s a Nook Tablet and you delete books that you’ve come to the realization that you’re never going to read, books that you’ve already read with no intention of ever rereading them and essentially freeing up wasted space.  The books have also been removed from my Goodreads account.  Books that I have read will be marked with an *asterisk. 

All the books were purchased with my own money, were acquired legally for free, or downloaded for free from Project Gutenberg.

Here are the books that I’ve unhauled from my Nook:
*The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
*The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
The Complete Hesiod Collection by Hesiod
The Complete Aeschylus Collection by Aeschylus
Euripides by Euripides
The Complete Plays of Sophocles by Sophocles
Children of the Dawn: Old Tales of Greece
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
*Hesiod the Homeric Hymns by Hesiod
The History of Herodotus by Herodotus
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
*The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
*Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
*The Crown by Keira Cass
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
*Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana
*The Elven Tales by Fabi Ghittoni
*It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble
*Beauty and the Beast x2
The House by the River by Lena Manta
The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

 

#eBooksOrPhysicalBooks

discussion

Today’s discussion is all about eBooks and physical books and what I prefer.  Some of you may ask about audiobooks but seeing as I haven’t had the greatest experience with them they will not be included in this discussion.  If you would like to know about my experience with audiobooks you can private message me on twitter or email me!

For the longest time, I was against eReaders and reading digitally.  However, last year I decided that I wanted to buy an eReader.  I researched and decided on getting a Nook over a Kindle.  My preferred retailer for books has always been Barnes and Noble, and they offer free lifetime in-store support.  I absolutely love my Nook, and I’m so happy that I finally bought an eReader.

If you were to ask me if I prefer eBooks to physical books, I would say it is a 50/50 split and I love them both equally.  There is something special about holding a book in my hand and turning the pages.  I know this is gonna sound weird, but I love the way books smell, especially if they are older books.  The thing that I love about my Nook, is the fact that it is more portable and weighs less than regular books.  I also love the fact that if I have WiFi access, I can browse the eBook catalogs of my libraries and put books on hold or borrow them, and lately, I have been borrowing more books than buying them!

What is your take on eBooks and physical books? I would love to hear your thoughts?