Recently I met some people who are avid readers like myself. The consensus seems to be that we still love our paper books. The gripping story held firmly in our hands, next page squeezed tight between finger and thumb, waiting, waiting, holding our breath, ready….turn that page.
It’s not quite the same with an e-reader. No pages, no paper cuts, no smell of ink on the paper. However; there is a whole library in the palm of your hand. Traveling with 70+ books in my bag would most certainly throw my back out. Not to mention take up a whole seat on the bus. It’s much easier to download them and have them saved as little bytes. With websites like The eReader Cafe and Amazon.com it is also very inexpensive.
I would be more than willing to compromise though. Cover my walls, floor to ceiling with print books. Bring in a comfy chair, ottoman, and reading lamp. Let me escape into an electronic format of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter books or the late, Robert B Parker’s Spencer series and I would be happy. This way I can have the atmosphere and scent of printed pages combined with the convenience of an e-reader. What more could a girl ask for?