There’s something about books

My brood of bookworms grew up reading books. I’m so glad.


One of the treasures in our library

Well, if you’ve noticed, for some time now, books are being slowly but surely replaced by the Kindles and the iPads and the e-readers. I’m not sure I like the idea. Somehow a book doesn’t feel like a book when it’s a bunch of words on a cold, hard screen.

It’s just not the same.

With a book, you come to the last paragraph on a page and your fingers are eagerly twitching to turn the page. The excitement is at your fingertips followed by the familiar rustle of the turning page. Not if you’re reading from a screen!

With a book, you can curl up like a foetus on the sofa or the bed and bury your face in the soft pages. With a screen, um, not so much!

With a book, there’s that challenge to remember the page number you stop at (if you’re stubborn like me and refuse to use a bookmark). And if you can’t remember the page number, having to flip through the pages to find your spot really isn’t so bad. With a screen, I don’t know.

A book, yellowed and worn with age, is like an antique, a true treasure to be passed down through the generations. As you flip the pages and cast your eyes on those well-worn words, it’s like taking a trip through time, living the story that others before you have lived in another place, another time. That, in itself, is a priceless adventure.

How do you feel about books?

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2 Comments

  • DGMommy (Tamara)

    I love books. I have this reoccurring dream of living in a bookstore. I think it relates to my desire to see my picture book published, but I digress!

    I agree with you, there is nothing like a real book. I love cuddling with all three of my kids on the couch or in bed exploring page after page together. A screen can’t bring the same feeling! I love curling up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine and a book. It’s rustic, it’s warm… a screen kills the ambiance!

    I don’t think screens will ever completely replace actual books. I hope they never do.