Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page.

I was reading the blogs I follow today and I came across ...this... post. The blogger mentions this new e-reader phenomenon. After thinking about this I am kind of mortified by the idea.

I will start by admitting I played with the idea of owning one (even though the cost would stop me) but then my mind wandered to the smell of books. I have heard that the sense of smell is the strongest one for triggering memories. But the smell of books, oh my it is one of my favorites. I don't know if it is the smell of the ink or the infused smells it has picked up over the years of moving with me. Even my thrift store books..they carry the scent of perfumes of past owners and maybe the occasional unpleasant smell. But it is all part of the charm of owning a book.

I have always said I hope to one day have a room dedicated to books I love. That is still my goal.

I still have a ways to go but it is something I look forward to and I am not going to let an e-reader ruin that. I just hope books don't become the new cassette tape.

While on the topics of books..any recommendations? I have been in a reading funk and I am looking for something to get me back in my groove.

1 comment:

  1. I've been enjoying Macolm Gladwells What the dog saw. It's a collection of his New Yorker writings. I'm also looking for new stuff to read. Let me know what you find.