Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Smell of Books...

As a child I loved to read. I read my first romance novel at the age of 13 and I was hooked. What I remember about that Harlequin was three things; a sassy heroine, a bad-ass hero and the smell of the paper. There was nothing like flipping through pages with the rich smell of lumber.

I wonder if today's generation understands the "smell" of a hard copy book? The feeling of turning pages? Is the new eBook generation killing the old paperback novel? It's bittersweet, yet, change is unpreventable. Change is not always a bad thing. Maybe it's just about adapting, or rather, embracing a new way. This comes from someone who has a home library of about three-hundred books.

In today's fast-paced lifestyle, we want convenience. Bookstores might be a thing of the past like butchers.

What is more convenient than downloading an eBook to your eReader? It's usually just a simple click away.  It's definitely more economical.  

I guess the point of this is, kids of today will probably never understand the value of holding a real book in their hands. Today's kids are "techies." There is a positive outlook though. When given a choice to read a book from a hard copy or Kindle, which would most kids choose? I think we know the answer to that question...and where this is heading.

For those who are die-hard hard copy lovers, continue to relish in the delight of how the book feels in your hands. However, why not add an eReader to your enjoyment? It's certainly not a betrayal to feed your book addiction with what is convenient.

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