Monday, August 31, 2015

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Bleed The Ink is a post Shooting Stars Reviews will start doing weekly! 
What's Bleed The Ink? 

That is a good question!  Bleed The Ink will be a weekly post featured on Shooting Stars Reviews. This is where we get done to the nitty gritty of blogging, reading and writing! 
You have something that you want to share feel free to comment! You have a topic you want to discuss go right ahead this is the place to do it. 

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So, let's get started. 

THIS WEEKS TOPIC IS......

(Dun Dun Dun)

Hardback or Digital!

Let's talk about the differences between hardback copies of our favorite books, and the digital copies! 
Most people now days read digital copies of books for a lot of reasons. But some of us are old fashioned and read the paperback or hardback copies! 
I don't think either one of these is really all that bad, mainly because I get my story either way, but let's share some pros and cons for each of them and then tell me what you think.



The Good:
Hardback:
Hardback or paperback copies you can read anywhere! Also, if you are in a place that doesn't have electricity you can use the hardback copy of your favorite book to read as long as you have light of some kind. 

This is also good to have when you want to get it signed by an author at a convention. 
And if you want your own library it's a great addition as well. 

Plus who doesn't love the smell of books? Especially old musty books.... 

Then there's the very important reason that if the zombie apocalypse hits you have your entertainment covered because you invested in those hardbacks, and will still get to read them even while trying to fight zombies! ;) 


Digital:
You can store hundreds of books on just ONE device to take anywhere and everywhere! 
The price of digital copies for most books is a lot cheaper than the hardback copies. 
You can keep your books a secret while in public, because they can't see the cover of the book. 

You can change the size of the font, and the color to your needs, and it makes it much easier to read the way you want to read. 

With the digital copy you will always have a light to read (as long as you have the correct device) so, you won't need light other than what is on your device. 

The Bleed:
Now, on to the bad stuff!

Hardback:
These books especially the paperback are easier to mess up, fall apart, be ruined by water and just bent while in your bag. And over time they can tear a part or be warn out. 
You really can't carry very many with you all the time. You can only carry as many as you can fit in your bag most of the time. 
Also, the hardbacks are a lot more expensive than the digital copies. And in some cases you may run out of room on  your bookshelf or even in your house for all the books you have. 

Digital:
If you can not have a place to charge your device then you can not read if it dies. 
It's possible if you drop the device or crack it you can no longer use it. 

Technology, as great as it is, can be fickle. Sometimes I my kindle just shuts down for no reason, and I have to wait a while for it to work again. 

This is a downside to having the digital books!


That's really all I can think of for these!



Express Your View:
Which one do you like better, hardback or digital?

What do you think the good things about either one are?

What are the downsides to them?


as always thanks for checking out bleed the ink! Be sure to come back next week!

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