I’ve been resisting technology for years.
I love the feel and smell of a book. I love to turn the pages and flip back and forth. I love going to the library and choosing my next read. I love placing my bookmark back after each session to see how many pages I’ve read.
However I can see the advantages of an electronic device.
It’s much smaller to pack and access to a chosen title is immediate.
I could change the type size and font instead of changing my glasses.
I could download books to read at my leisure instead of worrying about the date and potential library fine.
I wouldn’t need extra shelving.
So what’s holding me back?
Why does even thinking about it make me feel that I’m being unfaithful? Will my books forgive me if I shove a new-fangled imposter in their midst?
I know I’ll do it eventually, just as one day I’ll discard my old mobile and get a touch screen phone with access to the Internet.
Maybe there’s room in my life for both books and eBooks? If so, what sort of device do I get?
Too many decisions. Back to my hardback novel …