Opening books

As an avid reader, I look forward to opening a new book.  I love the smell of the paper.  The feel of the pages.  I’m careful to not bend the cover or crease the spines.

Don’t get me wrong – I will always love and buy “physical” books, but I’m no hard-copy snob.  I love “opening” e-books almost as much.  Though I do live in fear of my phone battery dying… Always at the best part, right?

It doesn’t matter which type of book I’m opening, the experience is the same for me.  I’m not opening a book.  I’m opening a whole new world.  I’m opening another person’s imagination, stepping inside, and having a look around.

How exciting is that!

There’s a meme (several actually) that goes around Facebook pretty regularly that says, “If you think reading is boring, you’re doing it wrong.”

I couldn’t agree more.


3 thoughts on “Opening books

  1. I love the smell of paperback books too. I tried to avoid having an e-reader for the longest time, but with so many author friends sending me copies of the their great ebooks – well I had to break down and get one. I just didn’t want to sit at my computer longer than I had to to read these great stories.

    I still will take a paperback over an e-book any day, though. 🙂

  2. I used to ‘collect’ books, and I do love them, and feel they have real personalities, but progress is progress, even if it does mean you have to iron your shirt, so the kindle is here to stay and must be loved

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