I was considering making another infographic about my reading habits but decided I would rather reflect on my experience on doing the challenge and also talk about what goals I’d like to set myself for the new year. One of the things I realized while doing the reading challenge is that I buy a lot of my books. Which is ironic because I’m studying to become a librarian. I love going to a library and I love how helpful librarians always are but I love the feeling of owning a good book. I love re-reading my books and re-reading becomes a lot easier, when you own it.
I know this isn’t entirely practical but even though I read off of my e-reader a lot, and despite how convenient my Nook is–nothing can really beat how it feels to turn a page and an e-reader doesn’t smell quite the same as a new book. And you can really tell which publishers really put their all into creating a book. Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson is a great example. If you happen to see the US edition in a bookstore, try opening it and the end pages are amazing. They hired an artist to do it and each depicts a god from one of the religions in the story. The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter is another example. The size of the book and the artwork done by Jim Kay isn’t quite the same if you were to buy a digital edition.
But I’m not trying to say an e-reader is worse because I own one and I read off of it every day. They both have their different merits!