Thursday, September 2, 2010

Right now I want...


I love to read. I can honestly say that I spend the majority of my money on books. This summer I read AT LEAST 10 books (one of which was Mockingjay, but I'm too traumatized to talk about it yet).

Also, my parents might be moving soon and my mother told me that I'm not allowed to keep buying books. *gasp* I was thinking that I was gonna have to stick to taking books out at the library, but I hadn't even considered other options.

I had been seing people around with portable readers for a little while now, but never really got my hands on one. Then my friend Sarah got a Kindle for her birthday and I got to play with it last week. I am now completely obsessed!

I am a frequent re-reader of books I like, so needless to say my favorite books are a little worse for the wear. I really like having the book I'm currently reading thrown in my purse or bag so I can just pick it up when I have free time. However, books take up a lot of precious space in the purse. A Kindle would be so light and space-saving to carry around with me.

One of the arguments against portable readers reminds me of something Giles said on Buffy. "Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower, or a-a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell musty and-and-and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is a - it, uh, it has no-no texture, no-no context. It's-it's there and then it's gone. If it's to last, then-then the getting of knowledge should be, uh, tangible, it should be, um, smelly."

I, too, enjoy the smell of books. However, I'm not saying I want books to become obselete. In fact, I hope that never happens. I'm sure that I'll have some books in paperback and Kindle form.

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