The Feel of a Book
For those of us who are fascinated and intrigued by books can agree that a book has a special 'feel' to it. Whether it's the way it feels to the touch, the smell of a brand new book, the sound of flipping pages, the marks on an old piece of literature, it all attracts us to it. Books have long been special and no wonder people have been hoarding and collecting them for centuries. When I was in university, I majored in English Literature. Since I read so many books on a daily basis, I lost that special appreciation for the book as an entity. I started throwing them around my room, stuffing them in my bags, sometimes dropping food on them etc. Now that it's been a year since graduation, when I pick up a book to read, I am more careful, I study it in my hand, I play around with the pages, and I love holding a good book in my hand.
I worry about the digitalization of books and reading. Books still need to be published in hard copies. E-books are great too but let's not lose 'real' books and keep growing our libraries with hardcopies. No, it is not a weird or crazy thing to prefer paper to a screen. Both are wonderful in their own way. The 'live' book still wins in my opinion though. Don't you just love the smell of a freshly printed novel? It makes you want to read it right away.
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