Technology…love it/hate it. I can’t imagine a time when I didn’t have a phone with me at all times. I love being able to reach someone wherever, whenever. My GPS has saved me hours of wandering through back roads trying to find my destination. My laptop – well, that is how I have met all of you, my wonderful internet friends! But……here’s where I draw the line……don’t take away my books!!!
I love sitting down with a book, I love the feel of it, I love turning pages. I like to admire the book’s cover and jacket (if it has one). Even the smell of books is attractive to me. A new book has that ‘fresh off the presses’ smell, while an old book has the ‘I’ve been around the block’ smell. Sometimes, I like to fall asleep with a book on my lap. My house is filled with books, books in shelves, books in piles, books by my bedside. I just really like books!
I don’t want to read my books on an electronic devise. I don’t want to scroll to a new page, and I don’t want all my books and pages to look the same and be the same size. I want my books to take up space and not be contained in something so tiny that I can’t see it.
Textbooks should be heavy – poetry books should be pretty – children’s books should be bright and happy – and romance novels should be paperbacks with star-crossed lovers pictures on their covers.
Babies have pacifiers…..children have blankies……I have my books!