book love

slice buttonI really never I thought I’d cross over, but I have with my adult reading.  I think it has something to do with 1 click and Amazon Prime, oh and backlighting on my i-pad.  I have only crossed over to read adult fiction and recently, professional reads.  I really don’t even ask, I just click.  After all, Dave doesn’t ask me.  My sister thinks it’s wrong, the departure to technology, however, in the middle of the night, when I can’t sleep, I can’t think of anything I would rather be doing snug in my covers.  I don’t even need my ‘cheaters’ in the dark night with the dark words and the bright white light.  I feel safe somehow and a part of the story and the community of characters in the book.

Picture books would be the exception…I will never cross the line.   I love the full-page spreads, the size and the texture of the paper and the covers too much to cross over. I love the smell of a new book and the age of a worn book.  I remember when it was purchased or who gave it to me and what made them a special part of my life.  Parting with these books only happens when Emily or Jeff spy a book from long ago that somehow got stolen from their shelves and brought to my classroom.  I quickly give it back and say a ‘little sorry’, I forgot that I had borrowed it for 15 years.

I  love books, the feel of them, the smell of them, and of course, the precious words strung together like music in them.

xo nanc

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12 thoughts on “book love

  1. One click has been an expensive habit for me. I have ate 20 books in cyberspace awaiting me…but I hear of a book…want to read it…and hit click…all the time…sigh…I will need a 10 step recovery some day I am afraid. But, like you, I still love my picture books…all of them…borrowed or not!

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  2. I, too, like the feel of a book in my hands. However, Free books on my Kindle are great deals in that i am reading authors I wouldn’t think of reading before. Another plus is that with my old eyes i can change the size of the font to make it easier to read. It it also easier than holding an 800 page novel in my hands.

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  3. Picture books have to be made of paper, fiction can be either. Kindle is great when my eyes are “tired” and I need a bigger font! Variety and choice are good things to have!

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  4. I am a librarian who hates physical books. I know, I’m in the minority. When I’ve admitted this in a room full of librarians… well… it got ugly to say the least. Ha!

    But I still love a physical picture book. They’re just better in physical form!

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  5. When you are a book lover I do not think of it as an either or proposition. Rather a yes to both. The convenience and instant gratification of “one click” is a bit addictive though!

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  6. Oh the magic! It’s so much stronger with a real hardback book in your hands isn’t it? That being said, the one-click age has got me too. But each and every time I find the perfect person for the perfect book and it is on my device, I cringe and wish I bought the “real” version. lol

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