I always ask this. I'm a bibliophile No that doesn't mean I'm turned on by books It means I'm a person who gets excited to have new books, loves to collect and read them. Anything else like the damn ebook or the books you listen to are eh. I'm asking if anyone else here also reads physical books xD I only ask because I got called strange by my friends when I decided to start the game of thrones books rather than watch the series (I'm currently on the second book). I always say I'd rather imagine the world and how the characters look myself rather than see it through someone else's eyes.
It's remarkable to me how little most people read. I have walls of books all around my house, thousands of them and it's common for people who don't know me to ask, "did you really read all these books", like asking me if I'd eaten a whole cow at one sitting.
I read a lot. I love going to old used book stores. I even like the way they smell, with that kind of musty old book smell. I like to own the books myself, but I've started getting them from the library more often.
I might try an ebook reader if I can borrow one. But I'm pretty sure I won't like it. My eyes can't handle reading from screens for long. One thing about ebooks is that as far as I know you can't buy them used. I can get used paperbacks for much cheaper than new ebooks. Paperbacks are much cooler and more personal anyway. Ebook readers just seem cold and uninviting.
I know what you mean about using your imagination when reading. I met an English professor at a party one night and we got talking about favourite books I picked "Tortilla Flat" by John Steinbeck (Steinbeck wrote very simple stories with minimal plots and character description). The professor asked me why I liked the book and I said it was so simple, Steinbeck gave you a frame but you the reader put in all the detail subplots, nuances, character development until it feels like your book and your interpretation of it will be unique to every other reader of the book. The professor said that was the perfect way to describe the book.
I'm very similar to you in that I love to collect books. I go to garage sales and antique stores on the weekend looking for books and novels that aren't in my collection. My idea of a great weekend is finding a great book and reading it cover to cover uninterrupted, although that doesn't happen often.
i am a avid reader and i love reading paperback books but nowadays buying so many books are expensive so in that way, ebooks are awesome. Game of Throne books are good but i personally feel that the episodes are much much better, i suggest you to just try watching some game of throne episode
Bibliophile reporting. I enjoy watching TV series/films but I like to read the book first (and sit and moan about the differences to anyone that will listen - willingly or not). If I don't read the book until after I've seen it I get a whole new dimension. Watching adaptations without reading the book is like walking round with only one eye open.
I prefer proper books but I have nothing against ebooks. Feels good knowing I have an entire library in my bag. Not a fan of audio though. I like to read not listen.
I get what you mean. I'm always reading this or that. So much so, that my friends used to tease me saying, my husband should never make the mistake of buying me a book. However, right now I have to keep moving because of work and I can't afford to buy and hoard books. Hence I've switched to ebooks. I hate it but at least this way I get to read. But you're right, books are irreplaceable.