Paperback vs. eBook

Team Jacob or Team Edward? Coke or Pepsi? UCLA or USC? Paperback or eBook? In all of these debates, I have a strong opinion, but none stronger than my opinion on paperback vs. ebook.


Top Ten Reasons I Prefer Paperback Books

10. The joy of bringing home a stack of books from Barnes & Noble

9. Spending hours lost in the shelves of a library, searching for a particular book or simply trying to discover my next read.

8. The smell of a new book// The smell of old books in a library

7. Organizing books on a bookshelf—by color or genre or size

6. Sharing books with friends

5. Seeing the artistic fonts used for chapter titles

4. Getting to use bookmarks

3. Seeing the progress I’m making in the book instead of imagining what 32% left looks like

2. Being able to hold the book and feel the pages between my fingers as I turn them

1. Folding down the corners of all my favorite quotes so I can go back and find them later.


About Me

I am a YA writer and middle school teacher. I have a B.A. in English from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently reside in Los Angeles, California, with my dog Mr. Darcy.

When I’m not living in fictional worlds inside my head, I run all sorts of distances, torture my body at CrossFit, and DVR entirely too many television shows. I dream of one day returning to the Midwest to live on a farm. Or perhaps owning a cookie delivery service.

My debut YA novel CHASING EVELINE releases July 11, 2017 from Pen Name Publishing. I’d love it if you’d check it out and add it to your Goodreads list!