During our Thanksgiving travels, I happened to glance around me while I was waiting at SEATAC and did a quick count of those reading books. 13 of us within just 2 rows of seating.
Recently there's been a lot of talk about electronic readers like Kindle and nook. I don't own one nor do I have a desire to.
While at a tradeshow in October, the gentleman in the booth next to me saw me reading a book and asked if I owned a Kindle. I told him no and that I didn't want one. When asked why I responded with, 'I like the weight of the book in my hand and turning the pages. I've been a book girl for a very long time and I don't intend to go electronic where books are concerned.' He was surprised.
Why must everything be electronic? Some things are left best unchanged and I think a book is one of those things.
I love browsing in bookstores and libraries. I find such satisfaction in selecting and reading a book. It's a great escape. A favorite way to unwind at the end of the day. Call me old fashioned but I'll keep my books, thank you.
Is an electronic reader on your list? Amazon says it's one of the most requested gifts this holiday season.