Writing Competition: Your Vote Counts!

I’m very excited to say that I recently entered a really fun Valentine’s Day writing competition and made it as one of four finalists! Read all the stories (each one is no more than 1200 words) and vote for your favorite:

http://mistressofthedarkpath.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/february-2013-writing-contest-finalists/

The voting deadline is February 13th at midnight (EST), so make sure to get your vote in soon!

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eBooks vs. Print Books vs. Audio Books

Instead of preferring one format of book over another, I read all three formats of books for different kinds of literature:

Print Books: I read print books most of the time. I use them for research because I like being able to flip through the pages, but most of all, I love owning classic literature as well as books I’d like to analyze and read in-depth in print format.

eBooks: these are only useful for me if I’m not overly interested in a book or I’d like a collection of writings by one author, but don’t feel like paying a ton of money or having a huge print book around. Needless to say, I have very few eBooks.

Audio Books: I borrow audio books from my local library when I don’t feel that a book is worth all the time it takes me to read it in print. This applies mostly to light or comedic books, but every once in a while, I find a real literary gem. That’s how I found The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds, an outstanding book in writing style, character development, and psychology. So althought I don’t listen to them often, I can’t knock audio books too much.

Do you have a preference between these three book formats, or do you also use each format for a different type of reading?