I, for one, haven’t given in to buying an electronic reader. It’s not that I’m against the idea of them. I just can’t picture myself taking pleasure from curling up around an electronic device. But then, I wasn’t the first in my crowd to get a cell phone, and I also dragged my feet about getting a smart phone (and let me tell you, I love my smart phone now).
But there is something about a real book—the feel, the smell, the thickness—that I find as comforting as hot chocolate.
How about you? Do you prefer a Kindle over paper pages? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
You can also check out the thoughts of some of my colleagues on the subject: “Real” Books and Why We Love Them, by Suzanne Mantell, and Kindle: Friend or Foe, three articles by three other colleagues, Deborah A. Lott, Kristin Loberg, and Laura Golden Bellotti.