Friday, July 23, 2010

Can it be!!!

The e-book is out selling hardback and soft covered books according to Amazon. Now, I believe this to be true. That's not what's so hard for me to believe, but what I'm hearing from other's is that they think the printing industry for books will slowly become obsolete. Can it be? I just can't imagine holding a child on my lap with my kindle in my hands and reading to them. Now, I realize the important part is the reading to the child and broadening their imaginations. But what about the pictures that you looked at as a child that took you places as you read the words. The book Where the Wild things Are would not have been the same without the pictures and a myriad of others for that matter. The visual as a child is just as important as the words, I think.

So do you really think that we are going the way of electronic books only? What about holding in your hands a tangible item? Or the smell of ink wafting off of thin paper, or the feel of the spine cracking open on a freshly bound book. I will miss it. Won't YOU? I need the smell, the sound, and the feel of a book in my hands.

Now don't get me wrong there is absolutely a place for e-books but we can not give up on the printed word. It holds magic, mystery, escape, and romance. Okay, so this same argument can be said for an e-books. However, there is one place an e-book can not go where a printed book can at that is where I like to read the most, the bathtub. Now argue that!


  1. Well, let's at least hope that the print books are all SOLD before they become obsolete.

  2. Amen, sister. Here's hoping. I just can't imagine a world without paper bound books.

  3. I bet they will just get more expensive...but that you will always be able to get them. Especially picture books. Kind of like mail is obsolete but we still kind of need it, even though we may only "mail" things once or twice a year... So, they raise the price of a stamp. I haven't ever read anything on a might be kinda cool. My friend wrote on facebook one day that she was so sad that she couldn't read because she couldn't find her charger. I had to laugh, I have yet to have that problem. HA HA. =) I personally will be very sad when books are hard to come by. =)

  4. Okay, I'm laughing at your friend losing her charger. Only because a book is much easier to find. I was thinking about that today as I was sitting in church watching everyone with their IPhones. I was wondering I wonder what would happen if they were teaching a lesson and their batteries ran out. Are they always carring or is that the end of class.