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Books have always been part of our lives. My wife Kay is a great reader and we're both often down the local library stocking up. I'm toying with the idea of buying her a Kindle or E-book reader. But she says "I can't turn the pages! I want to be able to feel the book in my hands with the rustle of pages when I read!"
Old school you know. Just isn't keeping up with technology. Hasn't even got a Facebook page....gee.
She's still going to be given one though. We travel a lot, and while on my recent trip through Namibia and Botswana, I've seen others using them and they seem so practical for that purpose. Imagine being able to take a whole heap of books, a small library with you wherever you travel without them weighing tons in your travel bag! Isn't the purpose of books to be able to read? Not just to hold a book, but to learn, to absorb new ideas, new theories, new adventures? So does the medium matter?
I think it's like modern music recording. Nowadays you just download it and plug in. But I confess I still love CDs. And a deeper confession here- I still have all my LP collection from the 70-80's! Stored in 5 huge cartons along with a stereo record player.
Somehow I-pods, I-Pads etc just don't do it for me when it comes to music. We've lost the soul of it- being able to read the cover notes, check out who engineered it, produced it, or all the backing musicians and their history. Kind of draws me into the music more than just listening to it on earplugs..
But Kay is still going to get an E-book reader!
On to a book I've found I'm referencing and re-reading-
The Sheltering Desert. By Henno Martin.
Namibia calls me back...and this book I largely blame for that.
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