August 16, 2015

#SBPT: Print vs. eBook with @thebookbratz

So this week we are featuring the hosts of this tour!  Amber and Jessica from The Book Bratz!
 About the Author

Amber & Jessica are both high school girls and longtime good friends. They started The Book Bratz back in 2014 and spent all of their free time reading and fangirling about books. Some of their favorite activities include reading, writing, sleeping, eating, and texting (duh). Today, The Book Bratz and its followers have grown tremendously and they’re super excited to be the co-hosts of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour! Drop on by to and say hi - it’s always a good time!

The Book Bratz (Amber & Jessica)

Twitter: @thebookbratz

Physical Books vs. eBooks! 

Debater: Jessica

Print or eBooks: Print!

Why Print: I absolutely love the feel of a physical book in my hands. When you're reading a physical book, the battery won't die on you, the screen won't crack, and you won't have any software issues. Even though they may not be instantaneous like eBooks, you can finish a physical book and put it on your bookshelf for all to see. I love the smell of physical books - the smell of fresh paper and ink. (Cheesy, I know, but still true.) I love that if I find a line I love or something that really speaks to me, I can uncap a highlighter or a pen and mark up the text, so years later if I pick up the book again I can see my exact thoughts on that exact page forever and ever. Physical books are special to me. I'm able to collect them and display them and share them (but only with people that will take really good care of them). They're something that won't disappear with a dead battery or a software bug. Books were made to be held and shared!

Why Not eBook: First of all, I don't just not prefer eBooks, I really can't read them. If a publisher sends us a digital copy of a book, it immediately gets passed on to Amber because I physically cannot make myself sit there and read from my iPad. Like I just mentioned above, I love the feeling of an actual book in my hand. eBooks can just have too many things go wrong - software crashes, dropping and cracking, or a dying battery. For example, if you're going to the beach, taking an eReader is risky because of the sand and water. A physical book, although it technically shouldn't be thrown in sand or water, could withstand a few droplets of water and can be rested on top of the sand without a problem. People say that eBooks are more portable, but I don't think so. There's no limit on where a physical book can go with you. eReaders can't be brought to beaches or anywhere that could significantly damage electronics. I feel like physical books can withstand the elements (to a degree, obviously), and eBooks can't - and they also have so many technological problems that can arise that you wouldn't find in a physical book. 

Next up is Amber!

Debater: Amber

Print or eBooks: eBooks!

Why eBook: This answer changes oftenAs a blogger one of my biggest goals is to read and finish a book in the least about of time as possible. Reading off my kindle I find that I a) Read A LOT faster b) I read more Galleys. Galleys is the biggest reason. EW and NG are the best sources for digital ARCs and it is were I go most of the time. I am also approved more for digital copies then I am a print one. So typically reading Galleys is why I prefer ebooks. I do how ever like having a physical book on my shelf, and sometimes in my hands. 

Why not Print: I am a full time high school student and I am constantly busy. Sometimes it is hard to read a print book on the go. I do love print books very much and before my blogging days I very rarely even picked up my kindle. Currently my kindle is more efficient for me!  

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