I probably should have seen this coming...I mean my parents have over half a dozen book shelves and our entire family has always had a love of reading. Now of course my reading is split between the cost and convenience of my Kindle app. When I first started, I used iBooks, but quickly switched over to Amazon much like most of my shopping, lol. The convenience of reading on digital devices, across multiple devices and having it sink is amazing! I also love not carrying around and ruining my books.
Plus, when I have a bad day I can turn to my favorite book that I read time and again even though I don't carry the book with me. It sits on a shelf but is always available on my phone to offer me that escape from whatever reality I'm running from.
Another HUGE reason I still read a lot of "real books" is the cost of eBooks. Without the need for physical materials, storage, etc...I cannot fathom paying more than $5 for a digital copy I don't really own and therefore can't pass down to my children. I mean, when I can pay sometimes less than double for the physical copy, it's a no-brainer to me! The cheap $2-$3 books are perfect for eBook. If I really want it, I can invest in the physical copy of the book and I've done this for many of my favorites.
I cannot seem to get enough of books. I also cannot remember a time in my life I didn't want to read. Now, in college I didn't let myself read AT ALL, because I knew I would be less likely to actually get all of my homework done. I did allow myself to watch TV and that's how I became obsessed with One Tree Hill, but that's another confessions post.
Anyway, this girl that reads up to 10 books a month gave up reading fiction books for FIVE years and then after college it took me several months to find a book that caught my interest. I know Harry Potter was huge during my book ban, and that played a small part in me not reading the series, but I also claim there's not enough of a love story to hold my interest. I'm not sure if this is true. I never tried to read them like I tried to read the Hunger Games Trilogy and just couldn't get into them.
As part of this Bibliophile confession, I thought I'd share my version of Waiting on Wednesday. These are the books left to come in the last half of 2014 that I can't wait for.
by Katy Evans 7/29/14
by Colleen Hoover 8/5/14
by Gail McHugh 8/12/14 (available eBook now for $7.49)
One More Chance
by Abbi Glines 9/2/14
by Christina Lauren
Dirty Rowdy Thing
by Christina Lauren
Captivated by You
by Sylvia Day - No Release Date
You Were Mine
by Abbi Glines 12/2/14
What books are you waiting on?