Physical Copies VS Digital Ones

Hey guys!!

So today I decided to talk about an issue I suppose a lot of readers (including myself) face. As technology evolves and progresses, alternatives to a lot of stuff have also emerged. Of course, these alternatives, despite they’re perks, come with they’re own burdens and complications. I have been constantly asked by my relatives and friends if I’ve ever heard of a Kindle, and I’m like yeah duh, but holding an actual book, and devouring the pages’ stunning scent is honestly an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.

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And let’s be honest here, digital copies are a helluva cheaper than the physical ones. But personally, I would rather buy one physical book than three digital ones. Some would reason that a book would be too heavy while traveling, and so comes the benefit of a Kindle. But come on, what’s a couple of grams or two, right?

And then there’s the joy of marking my favorite quotes with a highlighter. And the reshelving (I do this every time I feel down or simply bored). And of course, what’s better than showing off your overflowed bookshelf?

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I got a NetGalley account a couple of months ago. For the ones not familiar with it, it’s a website that basically allows you to request digital ARC’s from your favorite publisher or author. Now the reason I chose that one precisely is the fact that I live outside the USA, and being sent physical copies is sort of impossible. So anyways, I’ve been provided with a couple of books which I read and absolutely loved. But then came the guilt and regret; they’re too good to not have physically on my bookshelf.

And although I can’t order anything from Amazon or any online website because it’s basically unavailable in my country, I appreciate the trouble of my friends and I turning into a search party when going to a bookstore, due to the limitations of the availability of various (even the famous) book titles.

And let’s not forget the fact that reading physical books is pretty hot and attractive.

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Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. I’d love to know what sort of copies you prefer!! 😉

Have a nice day


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