Real Book or eBook?

Recently I checked a large, hardcover book out of my library. I was excited to read it, but I wound up returning it barely cracked. As much as I love ‘real’ books, I think the convenience of eBooks have spoiled me. I’ll be downloading the book so I can have it with me when I do have time to read. My book borrow experience wasn’t completely wasted, though. I got a poem out of it…

Book Trade poem

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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4 Responses to Real Book or eBook?

  1. For me, it’s ebooks all the way now. I love my ereader. I love being able to adjust the size of the type, what font, etc. I hold my finger down on a word or phrase, and I get info about it. If I don’t like what I’m reading, I touch a button and can go shopping for another book. I’ve learned how to access Amazon’s list of top free ebooks from my kindle too, so I can always snag a new book. Years ago, I read paper books voraciously; but now days, I read ebooks voraciously. Even have my own book review blog now.

    • I’m with you Jaqueline – I really tried to read that book ‘traditional,’ but it felt ungainly and awkward to me. I sat down on the couch in the dark and couldn’t see the pages. When I had a surprise hour wait in a doctor’s office, where was that enormous book? Back home, taking up a quarter of my dining room table. No wonder I love my ebooks so much. I’ll check out your review blog…!

  2. Great Creation that—hardbound book with poem and illustration :-)

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