Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In praise of books

Kindles, iPads, Nooks, e-readers on smartphones and tablets. I get it. How we access print is changing. Maybe it's me being old-fashioned, but I still love books. I love the feel of them in my hands, I love to be able to annotate their pages, I love that I don't have to worry about them running out of battery power, and I even love it when a previous owner left her or his own markings in one (as long as it doesn't obscure my ability to read it).

To wit (with apologies to Rogers & Hammerstein):
There is nothin' like a book
Nothin' in the world
There's nowhere you can look
That is anythin' like a book

I think Michael Belding would agree with me (click here).

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