We often hear about ebooks mentioned as opposed to paper books, as if the two were mutually exclusive. But false dichotomies are so limiting, don’t you think? Why pit one against the other? Isn’t reading the important thing, no matter how you do it? Can’t we love both paper books and our ebook reader? Hashtag LoveIsLove! ❤
Our philosophy, although we admit to having a slight preference for ebooks, 😉 can be fairly well summed up by the famous line “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” — whether paper or electronic, the source of the pleasure is in the reading! In fact we’d even say the two are often complementary, each version having its own advantages and inconvenients.
We were curious to know how you felt about the question and a quick twitter poll later we had our answer. 🙂 Since twitter polls are limited to only 4 possible answers, and multiple selections aren’t possible, several of you pointed out that they couldn’t vote for their real preference, i.e. ALL the books, whether paper, e-, or audio. So, disclaimer, the poll results are not perfectly representative. 🙂 But overall there is a pretty clear trend confirming that when you love reading, you often love reading in any form, rather than loving specifically paper or specifically your ebook reader!
We asked the same question in french, with comparable results!
What about you? How do you like your books?