Follow Friday #16

by 12:21 AM 13 comments

Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read!

Q: What is your preferred reading format? Hardbook, eBooks, or paperback?
Hardback and paperback books will always have my heart. Ebooks are extremely convenient and I read a lot of them, but nothing will ever compared to holding an actual book in my hands. The smell, the feel of the pages, the tear stains (don't judge me...), the dog-eared corners, and then that satisfying feeling you get when your turn that last page of a MONSTROUS book and you feel uber-accomplished!

Not to mention the fact that our (EPIC!) libraries would cease to exist without the help of hardback & paperback books. So then we wouldn't get "flabbergasted" when books would begin to pile up and we'd have "no clue how it happened" *double side eye...*

Leave a link to your post in the comments and I'll be sure to stop by and follow!

Carmen Shaw


Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.


  1. I completely agree with you, ebooks are much more convenient, but still prefer holding actual books :)

    New bloglovin follower :)

    My FF :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  2. Good answer. Happy weekend :)

    follower on bloglovin

  3. Cute blog! very unique looking! New follower via bloglovin and GFC :)

    Tina @

  4. I agree about the library part! What would we do without libraries!? D:

    New Linky follower!

    Check out my FF post!

  5. Ahh, you're so right about finishing a long book, and the feeling you get on that last page. That's totally gone in ebooks! And oftentimes the ending totally sneaks up on you!

    New Bloglovin' follower :)

    ~ Nikki @ There were books involved...

  6. I can't imagine a life world without libraries! That is a horrible thought, right?? Ebooks are great, but it would be devastating if they ever actually took the place of a real book. My nephew and I trade books a lot and I always make an effort to get him a REAL one :)Happy Friday.


  7. Following you back! :) I haven't read Divergent yet, so we're even hahaha

  8. Ha-ha, I've left a few tear stains in my time ;) Definitely the smell! That get me every time!

    Returning the follow via Bloglovin'!

    sinn @ sinnful books

  9. I totally agree!! I try and support indie and libraries by buying or checking out books whenever I can! I am a paperback buddy as well and I work for a bookstore so I like having a book in the physical world vs. the digital world.

    Old follower! Tt @Never Ending Stories

  10. :D I prefer the ebooks, but I definitely make good use of my library. We have a great YA selection so I'm so fortunate!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Old follower

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  11. Some very good points.
    Following back :)

  12. Libraries! Another reason to support printed works! Thanks :)
    Here is my FF.

  13. I'm always for the printed version of a book. Digital books have much more of a chance of suddenly disappearing into "thin air" than what print copies do. Trust me, it's happened to me. It just confirmed for me that I hate ebooks with a passion, lol.

    I mean I'll read them if I can and if the story sounds really good, but I won't spend actual money on an ebook, I just go after the kindle freebies. That way, if they suddenly vanish I didn't actually loose anything, lol.

    (I'm an old follower)


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