Book Series: Between E-Books and Physical Books? Which One Do You Prefer?

January 12, 2017

Hi, this will be my first Book Series to be feature on my blog, every Thursday, once or twice a month, I will be doing a book discusision. Yay! I'm so excited to do a discussion with you, and you could share your opinion here too. This discussion is not about what is right or wrong, and it is solely on the basis of my own honest opinions towards on the topic to be discuss here.

After days of listing down the topic on which I suppose to make the first discussion here, I decide to discuss about, "Between E-Books and Physical Books? Which One Do You Prefer?".

So, let the words begin

E-Book



I'm going to discuss only this two main thing here because I know, there's one more way to read a book, which is listen to audiobook, I haven't try it, thus, I won't discuss about that here. Anyways, e-books is where you read the book using either laptop or Kindle or from your smartphone. In a way, it is much easier to read a book that you buy and download from the website yourself, as you only need to scroll and choose which book you like to have, to read and tadaa, you have it in a blink of an eye after you make a purchasing. Easier that way, isn't it?

Furthermore, for us who live in Asia, specifically, Malaysia, some of the books that we want may not going to be brought here. It feel frustrated to know that we didn't receive it here. If you want to receive an ARC(Advance Received Copy) from publisher, which mean, you want to read a book in advance, since, we live in Malaysia, the possibility to received physical copy are very low, but to receive a copy in form of e-book, the chance is very high, through NetGalley, Edelweis, and few others website that you can sign up, if you interested in doing a review of the books you receive in an e-book format.

Anyhow, for myself, I don't have any trouble to read from an e-book, I find that, it is one of easiest way to read, since, you only need to read on your screen also, it is much cheaper to purchase it compare to physical books and the fastest way to read the book is through e-book but, of course, its has some negative things of e-books, which is you could not smell the books, which is goood and you couldn't hug them at all. Duh! I hate that part. Okay, fine, I don't really see any flaws of reading from e-book, but I don't know about you. So.

By the way, on my computer, I downloaded an Adobe Digital Editions, to read an e-book.



Physical Book



But. How about physical book? Physical book is amazing to have, to own it, to see it so beautiful sitting on your bookshelf facing you and giving big smile to you waiting for you to pick them. Who wouldn't resist to have this book, don't you agree? To own a physical book is the best thing in our life. I would much prefer actually to own a physical books, so that, I can re-read it thousand millions of time of the book.

In addition, you can smell the book, you can hug the book, you can bring it anywhere you want, you can see it, touch it for how many times you want. Except the price here, is cost you at least, i think, the minimum price for english book is RM 30, but you can go to bookxcess, as they offer lower price, also, we have to wait for book fair to purchase it at a great deal!

By the way, have you ever know that, there are two or more different of book cover? For example, there are UK edition and US edition, both of them, has their own unique cover to choose from. Here's the example for you to see, the book cover's differences.

US
UK

For me, honestly, its hard to pick to which I love, because both of them are freaking beautiful. I totally love it and I would love to own both, honestly.











To summarize, either e-book or physical book, it is amazing for all the book lovers to have it to themselves as for us to read it and share our opinion towards the book, fangirling about it, almost anything, as long as it is a book for us to read it, and for that, you might not want to complain that much, instead, you will so grateful to have it for yourself, right?


I would love to know, your opinions on which would you prefer - E-book or Physical Books? 



Notes: You also can suggest any discussion topics that we could discuss together and I will write the post and share it. Feel free to suggest it. 

35 comments:

  1. Good topic 😀
    I love to have physical book. Because i can touch it, feel and smell it haha. I used to preorder from kinokuniya if they doesn't have the copy but i have to wait for a month. Now that i have lots of books, it is so difficult to arrange and store it on my bookshelf, (bcs i dont have room just for books) Bcs of this i am considering to try out e-book though i know I won't feel the same.

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  2. Siqah ada 3 novel dalam e-book dan sampai sekarang masih tak habis baca. Sebab sakit mata nanye baca kat phone. So siqah prefer physical book. Lagipun suka dengan cover each book. Sekarang cover buku pun cantik semua 😍

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  3. Totally agree with you! Touch, smell, feel, absolutely everything you can do with physical books, right? :D
    Oh, I see, I should try kinokuniya sometimes hehe :D
    I think you should try the ebooks, it may not feel the same but as long as it is a book material to read, hence, its okay I think :D

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  4. Betul Siqah, kalau guna smartphone memang pening kepala, rasanya nanti Siqah try lah beli Kindle ke Ipad pun I think should be okay :D
    Tapi nothing can beat, physical copy kan baru syok pegang hehe cover pun cun hehe :D

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  5. Prefer physical book sbb bagi kita, e-book lagi cepat tertidur. Haha. Oh btw, dah pernah buat ke pasal online shopping versus shop-in-store? kalau belum try lah :)

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  6. hehe faham faham hihi :D tak pernah lagi. wah, that's a great idea, thank you awak :)

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  7. Rii lebih suka physical book sebab memang real dpn mata dpt pegang dan puas hati bila membaca.

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  8. Nadia prefer physical book sebab suka bau buku dannnnn tak sakit mata bila baca . If e-book my eyes easily feel tired . Sebab cahaya dari laptop/phone yang terang sgt kan . Hihi

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  9. Usually I prefer physical book, bc I can smell itn and ofc the feeling bila baca physical book is very different than baca e-book. But nowadays I prefer e-book bc it's more convenient + I can read it anywhere I want, regardless the lighting high or low :D

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  10. maybe because I own a kindle I don't have the 'glaring screen' problem that makes eyes tired.

    mine will be

    kindle=physical books>phones>>>wall>>>pcs/laptop

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  11. I know the feeling is different from ebook kan, boleh peluk :)

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  12. bau buku tu memang awesome! hehe :D
    betul tuh, kalau mcm Fatin, bila baca ebook kena make sure screen dah low dia punya lampu and lampu bilik kena terang baru okay hehe :D

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  13. Yes yes! both of them has their own pros and cons, kan :)

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  14. wahhh seronoknya! You have kindle, I really want to buy kindle but I don't where should I purchase it :(

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  15. claudy prefer physical book, like what u mention above, we can see it, smell it and touch it. tak baca tapi renung je kat bookshelf pun dah boleh buat tersenyum haha. other reason is claudy seharian depan screen dgn hadap phone lagi, so I'd love to take a break, read with physical book. tapi tu lah, payah jugak bawak buku tebal ke hulu ke hilir kan. hihi

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  16. I do prefer physical book out of all :)

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  17. I would prefer physical book as well. I already have problem with my sight, I don't think it's okay to continue focusing on the screen, unless I have Kindle T_T

    But e-books save money and space as well. Like my mum, she really loves to read but she doesn't like to keep the book. Once read, that's it.

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  18. physical book is better. i can focus better with physical book :)
    sebab kalau ebooks, baca kat phone, quite distracted dengan segala social media app especially notification, kalau tutup pun, the urge to check social medias is always win. hahahaha T^T

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  19. I bought it from amazon. the older kindle paperwhite version is much cheaper right now compared to the time I bought it.
    but the new kindle looks so tempting but the price .....T_T

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  20. I see from amazon, alright. Noted. I will going to check the website. It is I saw the latest kindle somewhere on instagram, it looks freaking beuatiful T__T

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  21. Betul, tak baca tapi tengok, tenung buku kat dalam shelf tu pun dia punya rasa happy tak terkata tau tapi lepas tu terselit sikit rasa bersalah sebab tak baca lagi aduhai hehehe T_T

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  22. agree! I am also prefer physical book more than anything :)

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  23. yes unless we could purchase the kindle than it should be way better. T_T

    ahaa, so, is she selling the book after she finish reading it?

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  24. betul betul baca kat smartphone memang tak focus, tangah tu asyik nak tekan benda lain je hehhe :)

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  25. She rents most of the books she read. She spent so far RM100+ for 20+- books everytime she went to the book rental store.

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  26. Hello there!

    I personally enjoy physical books way more because I like to take notes while reading - favourite quotes, some analysis...whatever the book makes me feel - and I find it more difficult to do that with ebooks.

    That being said, ebooks save tons of money, so!

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  27. I prefer both cause sometimes when I dont bring the paperback book I'll read it from my phone. Hehe.

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  28. its not good for the eyes though but we can read anywhere

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  29. I like having both. It's easier to read an EBook when I'm lying down hahahaha!

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  30. Hi!

    Definitely, ebooks are quite struggle in terms of that compared to physical books, which to put marks on the page that have words/quotes we've had found from the books. Hence, physical will always be the winner! :D

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  31. Its hard to choose, kan? e-books or physical books, well as long as we can read, though e-books won't let us marks pages on it, that's hard hihi 😅

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  32. hahaha! I get it! But usually, when I lying down reading from the gadget, it always fall right on my face!! hahaha 😅😅😅

    Thanks, Monica! <3

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  33. lol I lay a pillow on top of me so my arms won't get tired haha! Or I would just lay on my side and prop a pillow on my arm so I get the right angle hahaha.

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  34. ahhh, I see, that's a great idea, I should try that after this! 😁😁

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  35. I do like ebook for how easy it is to be taken everywhere. Sometime I have some e-book in my smartphone that I can simply go through when I don't have anything to do like in the train or something. However, I found that it is not encouraging enough to get me finished it. So physical books for me! Especially because of the device light, even dimmed one's, still intrusive enough for a deep reading. I don't even mind the strain of holding the book for so long when i'm lying down.

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