5 Reasons Why I Love Ebooks

The “which book format is your favourite/the best?” question is often asked of readers and I’ve seen a lot of discussions on the topic from other bloggers and creators in the past. Ebooks seem to do generally okay in those discussions with people acknowleging the practical advantages but preferring a physical copy of a book. Personally, ebooks are my favourite book format (closely followed by paperback – gotta love bending those spines 😜) and I wanted to share 5 reasons why I love ebooks. I might even convert some of you into as big an ebook lover as I am!

1. They’re space savers

As much as I’d love to have Belle’s library from Beauty and the Beast, I’m not that lucky. I have very limited space for books. We’re talking two small cupboards and one small bookshelf. If I bought every book I read, I’d be quite literally drowning in books. Ebooks provide the perfect solution, allowing me to have a library of hundreds or even thousands without having to compromise on the limited space I have.

2. They’re cheap

Generally, ebooks are the cheapest form of books you can buy except secondhand copies of books. They’re often half the price of a hard copy and the daily deals and other subscription services that are on offer for ebooks means that it’s easy to buy and access a lot of ebooks for a fair price. Since I switched to reading mainly ebooks I’ve managed to reduce the amount I spend on books by over half. Ebooks are the epitome of cheap and cheerful.

3. They’re more portable

Whether you’re on the bus, train, a plane or at the park or the beach, ebooks can travel with you all over the globe without any issues. E-Readers are compact, small and easy to slip into your bag or suitcase and with their long battery life, you may not even need to pack a charger depending on where you’re going and how long for. It’s generally easier to navigate an e-reader in public than a book where the pages might flap in the wind. Also, I don’t know about you, but I get uncomfortable reading in public and people being able to see what I’m reading. An e-reader means that I can read Fifty Shades of Grey if I want to without any judgement (just to clarify, I would never actually read Fify Shades, but it’s nice that an e-reader gives me that freedom of choice πŸ˜‚).

4. They can be read in the bath/next to the pool/on the beach

This is obviously dependent on the e-reader you have, but generally a lot of e-readers now are waterproof meaning that you can read wherever, whenever (Shakria, anyone? πŸ˜‰) regardless of the weather or how much water is around. Personally, being able to have a nice hot bubble bath and read a few chapters of a book is the epitome of self-care and one of the top reasons why I love ebooks.

5. They’re easier to read in the dark

If you share a room with someone else, don’t have a lamp near your bed or the light switch is at the other side of the room, I’m sure you’ve spent many evenings with a book and your phone resting on your chest with the torch shining. We’ve all been there, right? Most e-readers have a backlight which means that you can just pick up your e-reader and you’re good to go. No faffing around and no disturbing your partner with the glaring light of a lamp, your phone torch or another light.

What are your thoughts on ebooks? Do you love them? Let me know in the comments!

Stay safe, my lovelies and keep reading.

4 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why I Love Ebooks

      1. Agreed! Reading ebooks in bed is so much more comfortable. The space saving is a blessing! I just don’t have the space for books and also don’t see much point in buying every single book in hard copy when most of the time I will read a book once and never again. I prefer to invest in books that I really enjoy or love and that I know I will want to read again in the future. That way the book won’t just sit on my shelf gathering dust for the next 10-15 years haha.

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    1. Omg, that’s so true!! How did I miss this point? I completely agree. I also find that holding physical books puts a strain on my hands/fingers from having to hold the book in a certain way. This is a big issue for hardbacks or paperbacks with stubborn spines, because if you don’t hold it in the exact right way the book just keeps falling closed.

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