Anyway, today's post is something I've been thinking about since I got back from RWA: paperback books! I love them and haven't realized how much I miss them. Don't get me wrong, I love my digital readers. I have a Kindle DX and a Kindle fire, Kindle, Nook, and Kobe downloaded to my phone and it seems like millions and millions of books on them that I love to read (at prices I can afford)...but, after coming home from RWA with two boxes worth of paperbacks (and some hardcovers), I've realized how much I really miss having a tangible copy in my hand of books I love. Seeing them on my overstuffed bookshelf really makes me happy!
|Two of my overstuffed bookshelves.|
Anyway, while it's an expensive habit, I'm starting to want to buy copies of many of the books I love and have on my Kindle.
I've already decided I want to buy copies of the Thoughtless Trilogy by S.C. Stephens, Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover, and just purchased ANOTHER print copy of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire (Don't laugh, Victoria - it was there right in front of me at Target; I had to do it.)
I've been fortunate this week alone to get 4 books in the mail - ones I already own on kindle and only two at my expense.
I won a signed copy of On The Island signed by Tracey Garvis Graves, which I was really excited about. And also won a copy of Game On by one of my favorite bloggers Kyra Lennon through the awesome Clare Dugmore's blog contest, which arrived last night, much to my excitement.
And then there are the two books at the bottom, which I was thrilled to get on Monday, not only because I enjoy the stories, but because I designed the covers. You can see them at the bottom, but here's a close up:
These are the second and third book I've received in print with my covers on them and I was really excited with the way they turned out. It makes it feel real that I'm doing this. Now, I'm telling anyone who buys my services that they should get print covers because I want to buy them.
This was the first cover I saw in print:
All getting these books in the mail has done is make me want to go buy more and more print books. MOOOORRRREEEE, I say! I'm like a junkie all of the sudden.
I can't really afford it on a teacher's salary, but man, I really want them and I usually get what I want. I'm kind of a spoiled brat that way, although I buy them for myself, with my money, so there's some satisfaction in that.
Anyway, to bring this to a close, I want to know, what are your feelings on the whole digital vs. paperback thing - are you happy to just have digital books or do you still love your paperbacks?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Now, I'm off to my first local RWA meeting this morning - wish me luck!