I'm always reading something, usually multiple books at a time.
I love books. As my blog name suggests, I am always reading. I love books so much that I took the completely illogical step of completing a PhD in English. But I don't share a trait that many other book lovers seem not only to possess but to brag about. To me there is nothing special about physical books. I don't relish the smell or feel of paper, the heft of a hardcover book in my hands, the look of the books on my shelves (I have a PhD in English = I have too many books!). To many book lovers, what I am about to tell you might actually amount to blasphemy. I prefer to read books on my Kindle. There. I said it. I have just recently begun reading a book I've been anticipating for months--Allegiant. I've borrowed the book from my library, and it's a chunky hardcover. And as I read it, I can't help wishing I had it loaded up on my Kindle! The Kindle takes up almost no space in my messenger bag, adds almost no weight, and yet I can lug around an entire library on it. I never have to prop it open, like if I am reading while I eat my lunch. Physical books are so needy: "Hold me!"
Why am I writing about this? Because I often sense a tone. People who prefer physical books make the declaration as if this proves they are real readers or real book lovers. Reading a book on a tablet or (gasp) computer makes the read and maybe even the reader somehow less than. What I hear? "You are an inferior reader because you don't have a paper fetish." And I reject that.