Picking Arzilla up from school, we detoured so she could attend the book fair in her school’s cafeteria. I was a wee hesitant because I think some of the books are overpriced and I feel a twinge of guilt that I haven’t gotten the book at a discount as I would if I shopped at one of the bigger book stores. However, books purchased help the school obtain new books, so I guess it isn’t that bad.
This made me think about the e-book revolution. When I was younger, I remember sneaking to read Scruples by Judith Krantz I also remember finding my aunt’s copy of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. We don’t buy many books because my sister works in a library and why buy when you can borrow? But what about the wonders of finding a stack of books and having the freedom to page through? With the e-readers, I guess it’s possible, but can you read while soaking in a hot bath? Will sand get into the crevices when you’re on the beach? Can you get the true reading experience (the feel, the smell of the pages, the miscellaneous things someone else left as a page marker)?
What’s your preference for reading?
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