I flipping LOVE books.

I love the carefully designed covers.

I love the smell and the feel and the texture of the pages.

I love that the typeface and paper are chosen by the authors and offered up like gifts.

I love that Miss Carol and me have filled our home with books that plead- read me, no, me, read me.

I love the soft comfort of a good book.

So it was kinda a cold hard slap of reality when I downloaded my first “book”? Miss Carol had given me an iPad and I hadn’t done much with it until I was faced with the boredom of the tractor-trailerin’ school breaks. I had to do something, sitting there all alone, so I “bought” Carl Hiaasen’s Star Island and read it during the classroom breaks.

And ya know what?

It wasn’t too terribly bad. Not the book nor the experience. Reading a book on an iPad is kinda like kissing with a mask on- the intent and want is there and you’re missing out on the lips, but, hey, at least you’re still kissing, right?

So will I become an eBookworm? I don’t know. I’m not sure if I’ll ever download another book or if Star Island will languish all alone and lonely on my iPad bookshelf, digitally forgotten as I caress the pages of a new hardback while it whispers to me-

read me


9 responses to “eBookzinethingy.

  1. Okay bro,
    Sometimes taking a break, intentionally or not, is a good thing! That was a GREAT blog! Laughed out loud at the end! Hope everything is going great! Be cool! Lonely, outsider tractortrailerin’ dude!

  2. I gotta agree with you on the ebook thing. I want to feel and smell the pages!! (Maybe its just a book nerd thing… 🙂 I’m all for saving trees…. but…. okay, not when it comes to books!! Especially when some of us stare at a computer screen most of the day- I want my recreational reading to be a totally different experience. Not more screen reading. So I get it. Totally.

  3. Aaahhh but you can’t put it on the bookshelf so everyone who comes over to your house can marvel at how many books you’ve read.

  4. I have so much to say about this I might have to write my own post about it.

    (Imagine that. Me. Writing a post. For my blog. Amazing.)

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