There have been many discussions over e-books and physical books. Some people swear off e-books with concerns that e-books are going to replace their beloved physical books. Some people love e-books because let’s be real, most of us can’t cart around 5 or 6 books with us and e-readers keep everything nice, compact, and easily transportable for those who either have too many books on the go at once to carry them all or can’t make up their mind and need to take their entire collection with them in their e-reader. Others love the feeling of holding a physical book in their hands and take pride in collecting beautiful copies to line their bookshelves.
As a diverse book blogger from a poor economic background, acquiring books can be difficult and this is something that I feel the book blogging community needs to talk about more. Whilst the community has been making positive steps towards promoting greater diversity around some issues, I feel that the issue of poverty is often not spoken about enough and we could often be doing more, as a community, to support fellow book bloggers who are not as economically well off as others.