I just read an article about e-book piracy, and the article actually saddened me a bit. I've been an avid reader for a few years now. I've even dabbled in blogging about books on and off, and I've enjoyed it for a bit before going back to casual reading. What made it sad for me was how much I have tried in the last four to five years to really support the authors I enjoy by buying their books. It hasn't been easy for me because I am on a tight budget, and I had to put off picking up the next copy of a book series I loved until I had the cash.
If you really love an author, support them by buying their book. That is how they will continue to make a living to bring you more of what you enjoy. Be a real fan!
Here is the article I read if you are interested: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/nov/06/pirated-ebooks-threaten-future-of-serial-novels-warn-authors-maggie-stiefvater