I have read so many articles lately about the possibility of Barnes and Noble closing some of its stores and possibly selling itself. Yes, I have an alert set up for Barnes and Noble posts. What can I say? I love books.
There is so much talk about electronic devices taking over as the leading provider of literature. They are also blaming the sale of used books on sites like Amazon and other used book storefronts. I’m cool with Amazon providing used books. It is recycling and it saves us money but I still love going into Barnes and Noble to walk the aisles and find the next book I want to add to my collection. It is relaxing and fun to sit in their coffee shop and read through the first couple of chapters of my newly purchased treasure.
And I understand where Kindles and iPads have their place but it can’t be exchanged for the time I long for with a good book. I listen to audio books on my iPod and have purchased many (too many) ebooks so I have no problem with them. I simply can’t believe that they would replace good ol’ paper books. You can’t curl up with it, read it in a bubble bath, or loan it to a friend. I like to be able to highlight things and write in my books. There is something about a dog eared page that makes me happy. It shows progress. And I don’t know about you but I just like to see my books on the shelves and by the table and in my purse.
In support of the traditional books I will give away one brand new copy of some new releases every day next week. I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to share them with you and I think this is it. So be sure to check back and enter to win one.
Then you can dog ear, highlight, write in, cuddle up with, and enjoy a new book – a traditional book. You can even put it on your shelf to admire it.
Newspapers shutting down, book sales slumping, and people reading literature on their phones where you can do a search for only topics you need right now is just not the same as a world with the first and last page and a complete adventure in between. What is the world coming to?
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