Wednesday, January 20, 2010



I have taken the pledge and so should you. A very dear friend of mine recently received the Kindle as a gift and loves it. At first I had no freaking clue to what she was talking about and when she explained it to me I found myself both, happy for her and slightly sad for the world. To think you can now buy and then read books electronically is disheartening. Being a reader, theres nothing like holding a new book in your hands, opeing up the crisp pages to find a whole new world just waiting for you to dive into. Or how about something as simple as turning the pages, knowing you are one step closer to the end of a mystery?! No more book marks? No more bookshelves?! I often find that one of the most telling things about a person is what you can find in their book nook, bookshelf, bookcase (whatever you wanna call it). You can get a real feel for a persons interestes, hobbies, passions and so on by just taking a quick glimpse at their book collection, right? Well I think it would be a trajedy if this no longer became an option. So hop on the bandwagon and take the pledge! :-p  http://readtheprintedword.org/

In other news, look what I found last night... Oh Boston boys, such keepers!! haha



10 comments:

Victoria said...

I get SO happy when i see others who love books! <3

Ari said...

Printed word only for me too! I can't stand reading from a computer!

L.C.T. said...

Hey - thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the name of your blog!!

Laurel said...

Thanks for commenting! I am glad I found your blog. what are you currently reading. I just picked up American wife. It is very good so far.

Miri said...

you are so right about this. I got the book Bonjour tristesse by Francoise Sagan as a CD, and it simply feels fraud.

I really like people like you, cause you keep some true things where they should be. It's about valuing things for real.

Hope to hear more from you!
küsslein
miri

BakerGirl said...

I have a Kindle and love it. However, there are some books I have to read in paper. The good thing is that I now spend a fraction of the money I used to spend and the real books that I have and display are books I truly love.

Petro said...

yah, electronic this, electronic that... convenience, convenience, convenience...

what happened to tradition and taking the time to enjoy things rather than rush around all the time?

Heather said...

I feel the same way!

David Charlwood said...

TOTALLY agree with reading real books, besides, I like the smell of books too!

Thanks for the windswept lion photo link - it's brilliant :)

theschmuck said...

I just cannot associate anything electronic with books...its HORRIBLE!The smell of the books...the piles and PILEs of new books..shelves full of known companions...they give a happiness that cannot be compared!I take the pledge!