In this day and age, accessing a book is getting easier and easier. Accessibility in books is also getting better. We now have e-readers such as Kindle and Kobo, we have the paperback, the hardback, the audiobook.
The different mediums of reading is so interesting to me. For example, growing up, and with the introduction of e-readers, I hated them. I always thought the paperback book was better.
I still do, but I have also discovered how useful my Kindle is. Gone are the nights where I’d be forced the turn my light off early, bring on the nights of reading under the bed covers with my kindle.
The hardback book is also fun, you get the soft feel of the dust jacket. The smell of a new book. The enduring strength of a hardback book is not one to beat.
The paperback is a long enduring favourite. The covers, the ability a paperback has to pull another into a conversation. A book cover speaks volumes, and, for me, nothing beats the ache in your hand when you’ve been holding onto a book for too long!
Then there’s the audiobook. Ever wanted to lulled into a fantastical world with soothing voices? The audiobook is definitely one for you. Recently, I’ve found there’s been a boom almost in people listening to audiobooks, and it’s probably due to the increased availability of the audiobook. You no longer need to buy them on CD/Cassette, it’s available at the touch of a button.
With so many different ways of enjoying literature, which one do you prefer? There are so many now, and I find it harder and harder to choose!