No, really. Buy a book...
I know that e-books and e-readers are becoming the newest thing. But seriously. Can you tell me, honestly, that you don't just like picking up a book. I know I do. There's something personal about it. I love to read. Okay, let me re-phrase that. I love to read when it's something I enjoy. I can't pick up a book, start reading it, find it boring, and make it to the end. But... When I pick up a book and it just pulls me in, I SOOOO LOVE IT!
What is it that I love though? It's the story, the words, the places that I am pulled into. It is also THE BOOK! Picking it up, turning the pages. Feeling it, dog ear'ing the pages so I know where I left off. And honestly, I know that sharing books is a good thing to do, but I also love hanging onto them. Maybe it's because I feel like I have vested part of my life in them and there for want to keep them close. Maybe it's how they look on the book shelf. Or that there is generally a story that goes along with many of the books. I read that one (The Art of Racing In the Rain- A GREAT book!) on my way, while I was in and on my way back from Portland Oregon... I read that one because of this, or because of that.
Is it the need for instant gratification that has people sucked into the e-books? Is it that they don't have to leave their house to get it (I love going to the book store)? I just don't get it.
Why do books have to go away.... :o(