Something about e-readers makes me think of that scene in Apocalypse Now… “I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream; that’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor… and surviving.”
I don’t want my soul cut up by e-readers. (No one said I wasn’t melodramatic).
You know what’s really cool?
Remember when that famous mantra was uttered “Give Peace a Chance“…well I say “Give Books a Chance.”
Also, I wouldn’t mind some more weighing in. You know how to email me —>
Give me your thoughts.
Thoughts from author Kelsey Ketch:
“My heaven would be a room filled from floor to ceiling with bookshelves. Each book bound in beautiful leather, the pages still crisp to the touch. Classics to modern literature, Fiction to Nonfiction. In the corner rests a leather, winged chair with a reading lamp over its shoulder. As I open the cover, the words begin to dance within my mind. The room melts away and I am transported into the world printed on the pages.
Seeing a book printed is a wondrous sight, especially to me as an author. It’s like you had brought new life into the world. I wouldn’t mind seeing one of my books on e-readers, but it would be the same as reading my manuscript on my computer. The feel of the paper, the smell of the ink. There is just something about a printed book that makes me feel one with the literary world.”
Well said, Kelsey.