Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | August 7, 2012

Question of the Week #33: Future Technology

Question of the Week #33:

What percentage ofΒ the books you read for pleasure are e-books?

My two cents (but please share yours):

About 50% of the books I read for fun are e-books. The rest are paperbacks. I bought my first e-reader last fall.



  1. I’m with you, Ashley. 50-50.

    • Thank you for sharing so quickly, David. It’ll be interesting to see if any trends show up in the responses. Cheers, Ashley

  2. If you’d have asked me this a year ago, my answer would have been totally different. I would say it’s about 99% ebooks now. I love the fact I can increase the font when my eyes are tired which is most days. πŸ™‚ I still love the print books though and collect my favorites for my shelves.

    • I’ve heard similar comments, Rhonda, at my three local book clubs–made me curious. Cheers, Ashley

  3. I’m with Rhonda, here. 99% of the time I read ebooks simply for convenience. I do buy my favorites in paperback.

    • Hi Christy, Suspect a lot of folks are saving paperbacks for their favorites the way you are. I’m not sure if it’s driven by finite shelf space or cost. Cheers, Ashley

  4. About 25% of the books I read are ebooks. Still reading all my TBR pile of books from last year’s RWA conference. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Jolyse, I can only imagine! πŸ™‚ I’ve accumulated a ton of paperbacks through local events. When the RWA conference comes to Texas, I hope to attend for the first time. Guess I’d better save a lot of room in my suitcase or take a taxi to the local UPS store to ship the books home. Cheers, Ashley

  5. Probably 90% Kindle, and that’s mainly because I’ll get into a “read that series again” and pull out my battered paperbacks to start the series. Not that I’ll let any of my favorite books leave the house!

    • Amen, Mona. πŸ™‚ My husband and I have had to add numerous bookcases to every house we’ve lived in over the years. Cheers, Ashley

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