There is a lot of discussion in the book community around bookshelves, and often the discussion is around physical books bit e-books are forgotten in it.The main idea that many readers agree with us that physical books are superior to ebooks.
Up until a couple of years ago, I was the same, but this had changed. I saw myself being drawn to e-books because I wanted to clean my Netgalley TBR. OK, this did not happen, but I did find myself drawn to them.
This is because I really do a lot of reading at might and as the kindle has a light in it, I can read with the light off. Also, I get really tired at night, and I think I can do more of it by reading on my kindle. I think it is also a way of keeping all of my books together when I don't want it to take space on my shelf, but I don't want to get rid of it completely.
Don't get me wrong, I love a good physical book, and I think for some reading experiences, I want that experience, but I do like the virtual one for others. This is also the case for audiobooks which I love to listen to, and they can add a whole different dimension to the reading experience due to the narrator styles.
Basically, all reading types are great even if you don't even have a bookshelf with books on it. All reader experiences are valid, and any way of consuming books is valid. Of course, audiobooks are reading. These are also important for disabled readers as sometimes I really don't want to hold a book at night and are great for when I am ironing.
Basically, you do you, and we can all read and fangirl about books together.
What do your bookshelves look like? Let me know in the comments below.
See you soon,