I have made it no secret over the years that I am an avid reader. I love to read and I have been a bookworm my entire life, you can see the long list of books I have read in the past few years in my sidebar or even see some of my book talks here. I love BOOKS, I have hundreds of them and yes, they do take up a lot of space. Despite all of that, I don't think I could ever replace my beloved printed books with a digital reading device such as Amazon Kindle or Sony eBook or Papyrus or any of the other devices currently out there.
I can see how these reading devices are convenient, especially if you travel a lot, but I would genuinely miss the action of turning the pages, the smell of a book. I know it might seem weird but some of my best memories as a kid are of reading Little Golden Books and the smell they had. There are so many wonderful picture books out for kids now that I cannot even think about how these devices would be used with children. All I know is that it would be a travesty if picture books ever disappeared.
What do you think about electronic reading devices? Do you have one or would you like one? Or are you a traditional printed-book-person like me? Do you think these devices will increase in popularity in time and eventually put printed books out of business or will man-kind return to the simple things liking reading real books after this craze has ended?
Other TFTs this week:Kim on Inadequacy