Monday, April 11, 2011

Books

I love books. Above all else, I love to read them, but I also like to look at them, touch them, smell them (new book smell and old book smell: very different, both enjoyable). I understand electronic Kindle type books are terribly convenient, but they lack romanticism. I still have my favorite books from childhood. I even have a book of fairy tales from my mother's childhood that she read to me. Some of them are falling apart, but they're still beautiful. Call me old fashioned, but I like the printed word in, you know, print.

2 comments:

amnbsdad said...

I love books too but I also love my kindle. I think the kindle has an edge when it comes to large books, I'm reading my way through the Complete Works of Shakespeare and I can carry it in the palm of my hand. I'm also reading, and loving, We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates in a real, thrift store purchased (my favorite place to buy books) book.

his_girl_friday said...

I love buying books at thrift stores too. They're so cheap! I bought "Watership Down" 15 minutes ago for a buck.