A lot of you wrote in share your thoughts on the future of books. This email from Marjorie R. Weldie spoke for many:
“In response to your query as to the lastingness of books, I needed to respond. Yes, I have a Kindle and I use it quite a bit because of the ease of taking it with me. Do I miss actual books though? You betcha! In fact, I have found myself sometimes attempting to ‘turn the page’ of my Kindle, which I think indicates that I have never quite gotten over the feel of a great book in my hands, the smell of the paper or the thrill of turning the pages — and sometimes sneaking a peak ahead to see what’s coming.
“Is there anything quite as thrilling as strolling through a bookstore and seeing the plethora of books luring us to pick them up, study the jacket, read the synopsis and thumb through the pages? Unfortunately (or should I say fortunately), much as I like my Kindle, tapping the side to move to the next page doesn’t quite give me the same thrill, ensuring that books will continue to endure. Long live the book!”
Amen. Your thoughts? Email email@example.com.
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