People keep telling me about how great Kindles are. You can get all the books you'll ever need in a little gadget. More environmentally friendly! Saves space! Shiny!
I say BAH!
Give me a book. A nice old fashioned book. Even better if the book is a hardback and was printed before 1950.
Give me mellow or crisp pages to touch and turn, and that lovely book smell, whether an old book that smells of libraries, or a new book that smells of fresh ink.
Give me the comforting weight of a book in my lap, or a book falling on my face when I go to sleep reading. A secondhand book that had a life before it reached me.
I don't want pixels or backlights or touchscreens or cursors. I want a book. A real honest to goodness book to connect with and respect.