While I love both, a physical book in my hand gives me a much more comforting feeling than my Kindle. With a physical book, I can feel its heft in my hands, feel and hear the crisp paper as I turn the page, I can gaze at them lovingly as they sit patiently on my shelves waiting their turn. I love the smell of books and bookstores (there is a reason there is a perfume just for book lovers out there!)
I like the warm, fuzzy feeling I get knowing there are books literally all over the house. They are on shelves. They are in boxes in the basement. They are on coffee tables. There's one waiting for me to read in my next bubble bath (I do love me some bubble baths!) I like to look at all the pretty covers and run my hands along the spines. I like finding really old books- their spines cracked with wear, their pages yellowing and brittle, touching and reading a book that someone who lived a hundred years ago also touched and read.
I'm not just a reader, I am a book aficionado, I am a book collector, I am a book hoarder, if you want to get down to it. I love all of the e-books on my Kindle. I like that I have so many books I can easily carry around with me and can switch off books I am reading while on the go and not have the equivalent weight of bricks in my purse from books. I like that it saves trees. But there is just something about holding a physical book in my hands that will never get old to me.
What about you? Do you love the physicality of books?