So my big thing for April was that I took part in the Paper Vs Pixels challenge set by Laure Eve and Hot Key Books! When the challenge was first announced, I knew I'd have to go with Pixels as I mostly read paper books, and I thought "no way, not possible" but after going away & looking through my Kindle & thinking about it, I decided maybe it was!
I drew up a shortlist of books, and while I didn't end up reading all the shortlist as a couple of others snuck in there (rereads and work books) I'm pretty proud that I read electronically for the entire month! It really made me think about how I read books...I found myself pretty uninspired when choosing what to read next, faced with a list of titles on an eInk screen rather than a stack of paperbacks, which I think is why I ended up rereading a couple of favourites & reading work books (the physical editions for which I could see at work, of course). I don't think it helps that I tend to use my Kindle for specific things: work books, editorial submissions and adult urban fantasy series. That means the number of unread offerings are usually fairly low, mostly titles bought in Kindle sales. I did, however, *pretty excitingly* get to read the sequel to Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve, The Illusionists, and felt that was just a perfect time to read it (and it is Ah-mazing!). In the end, I managed to read nine eBooks this month and I did not cheat at all.
I only had a battery dilemma once, where my battery ran out on my commute into work, meaning my commute home again was sadly reading-free, but I remember how many times I've had to lug round 2 books for fear of finishing one and having nothing to read and really, having a Kindle is so ideal for combating this most traumatic issue...if you remember to keep it charged.
Overall, while I can see the many benefits of eReading, and while this was such an interesting experience, I wouldn't say I'm fully converted. I'll still be reading certain things electronically, and will definitely continue to take advantage of Kindle bargains, but I can see me remaining a mainly physical book reader for at least the foreseeable future!
If you'd like to see which books I read this month, check back for my monthly wrap up this weekend!
Did you do the Paper Vs Pixels challenge? Which one did you choose and how did you do?