In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you ~ Mortimer Adler
A good book is like a dear friend. Together you journey through numerous adventures sharing laughter and tears, growing ever closer and at the end glad to have found each other in the world. The whole reading experience can be almost a ritual. We chase down a new work by a favorite author, gather up a drink and maybe a snack, nestle into a comfortable nook in which to read, and with building anticipation fold back the cover to page one.
For many the physical experience of holding a new book and manually turning pages as you progress through the plot is an indispensible part of the romance of reading. But now thanks to technology we are moving away from paper book and entering the realm of electronic or eBooks.
Some seniors remain resistant to the change while younger audiences embrace the new world. Let’s face it there are many advantages of the electronic versions including the ability to link to additional information directly from the text as well as store a library-full of books on a single device.
But is there a replacement for the joy of turning that next page? What about that new book smell? And is there anything more convenient than sticking that paperback into a purse or pocket for easy access when the urge to read strikes us?
When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold. ~ Henry Miller
In this weeks US News & World blog 6 Reasons to Make eBooks Part of your Retirement I take a look at the current state of eBooks to see if the pluses outweigh the minuses for readers of all ages. In the end it remains a matter of personal preference. Have you made a choice yet?