I love printed books. Shelves filled with books just make me happy.This is my YA/children section of my library. Do you see all of my Nancy Drew books? I've had those forever.
Yeah, my bookshelves are a bit messy.
So yes, I love books. But I bought my Kindle a little over two years ago, and since that time, I hardly ever buy any actual "real" books. Because I love love love my Kindle. I love that it has so many books on it, that it's so small it fits in my purse, that I can make the font as big as I want when I'm tired and get bleary-eyed. And I have to admit, when the cover of a book is a bit embarrassing, I don't have to worry about it because no one can see it.
But I do miss buying printed books. I still have plenty of room on some of these shelves. In the last two years, I've bought over 500 books, but they're on my Kindle. So it feels like I haven't bought any books because I can't look around and see them on my shelves. What I've been doing lately is if I love a book I read on my Kindle, I will buy it in hardback. That feels a bit ridiculous, but I just miss printed books!
Posted by: Pam