On Books

12 12 2020

“If you cannot read all your books… fondle them – peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.”

Winston S. Churchill


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16 12 2020
kalyrical

For the last year I switched to ebooks on a Kindle. While I found I did manage to read more because I always had it handy on me, I do dearly miss physical books 😦 I used to have bookshelves of them..but since moving out, those had to stay at my parent’s basement. Physical books still just can’t be beat.

16 12 2020
Quieter Elephant

I get that. I tried a Kobo for a while but gave it away. Just couldn’t handle the lack of tactile feedback. When we moved from the UK about 20 years ago, the only traumatic part was giving away all my (heavy, bulky and therefore expensive to transport) books. I still regret giving away some of the earlier Terry Pratchetts and my collection of Don Camillo books… 😦

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