I cursed the arrival of the E-Reader! If I could I would have sputtered and spat on it! How dare technology take away my paper back novel to save a few trees. I love the smell of a new book, or a dusty book! The texture of the paper, the ability to pencil my thoughts next to authors very own words, and admire my own little collection of books that invade our basement wall.
I’m sure if a minimalist designer would scoff at the eclectic arrangement of my living space. Books in baskets, covering the coffee tables, beside my bed stand. It is these books that allow for me to pick them up and escape whenever I need a break from my real life. It’s an escape where I can muse over the story line, get swept away with a character, or throw it across the room when I am uncomfortable with the story line. It is all of these reasons that I love a good paper back novel.
That was until this Mother’s Day I was given the gift of a Kobo! I never thought I could love such a sleek and modern device. I now have books 24 hours a day! I don’t have to wait to go to the library or the book store. I can access it all at the tip of my computer.
It with this new-found love that I have made some adjustments to the way I read…
I can no longer take to relax soaking and reading in the tub, or throw it across the floor. I must now treat my e-reader like the princess it was meant to be…
She graces me with her royal presence, her sleek build and has me on my toes with the constant fear of losing her or letting her battery wear dim…
It wasn’t until I realized on my camping how dependant I was of my Kobo. I did not pack one paper back novel. I forgot! Afterall, it was all on my e-reader. A lesson I will never forget, the unforgiving wilderness, living off the land, and I forget to shut off my bloody e-reader.
It was if my paperbacks were teaching me a lesson. A very important lesson in the art of books and reading! As Blog as my witness I will never be so enchanted with my e-reader again!
Which do you prefer your e-reader or a good paperback novel? How has the e-reader shaped the way you read your novels?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga