I really like book apps like Kindle that allow you to read on your device. It’s amazing to be able to carry an entire library on your phone. I could read a few pages while standing in a store line or waiting for an appointment to start (I say could cause I don’t actually do this much.). Reading on a device also allows me to be leisurely and drink a cup of tea while reading, I have a free hand to hold my tablet or phone to do so. And of course, how amazing is it that books can be beamed to us now and can be purchased at any time?
Even if I wanted to read a real book, I could get it at the library for free. But, I recently allowed myself to purchase a book at Barnes and Noble. I like to buy something at the bookstore because I feel like I am helping save an endangered species. What book did I get so enchanted with that I purchased it despite major concerns of what I would do with it after I read it? Danielle Steel’s Magic.
I really enjoyed reading it. And gasp! I bought a second book at the airport last week. I’m not sure if this is an anomaly or a growing trend. I got rid of two bookcases of books around five years ago. I am always decluttering, so we’ll see how this goes. But there is something nice about flipping through the pages and reading words on actual paper. Although having a library deadline is sometimes motivating to complete a book in a timely fashion. it just feels nice to see my copy of Magic on the table, perhaps because I journeyed with those characters and watched them grow and they are still close by for me to visit.