Sunday, 15 January 2012
I've made a pledge to read the printed word & added the button to my side bar. It was not a difficult pledge to make because there is a certain something about books that never fails to draw me in (especially when, having watched the video clip, you realize what they get up to at night!)
When I was a child, an elderly relation told me that disappearing in to a book was like entering another world. That feeling of wonder has never left me. The enjoyment levels are raised even higher when a previous reader has scribbled notes in the margins or left tantalizing glimpses of their life behind (postcards, tickets, letters, sketches, bookmarks, pressed flowers, money...)
I am no Luddite; I understand why kindles are so popular. If I was constantly on the move or going on a very long holiday or studying literature or living in the middle of nowhere, a kindle would be wonderful.
But, on the whole, the lure of the kindle seems to have passed me by. It's the page turning of an actual book that kindles my flame.