My house smells of garlic and onion simmering to perfection while my children are engaged in the original Willy Wonka movie (for the thousandth time). While I am veraciously taking in Neil Gaiman's Stardust.
I love reading, I could read for hours and hours though, because I'm a slow reader, it usually takes a while for me to make time to go and sit with a good book. In the time it takes me to read 50 pages, you might be on your 100th. That's just the way it is.
I also have a strong aversion to reading on the computer. Sure, I read blogs daily - actually, I spend hours reading blogs - but my eyes start to go in the evening and I have to switch out my glasses for my new ruby red readers.
I've been seeing all these iPad reviews. The environmentalist in me thinks eBooks are great, plus the costs are reduced. BUT, the book-lover in me is pretty stubborn.
I love buying books and abusing them. I love to crack their binding and write notes in the margins, underline favorite passages and dog-ear the pages. :::I can feel several of you cringe at that::: But books are mine, I buy them and I keep them forever. I use them as I would want my own books used.
I couldn't do this on an eReader. The backlit iPad hurts my eyes after a while and I crave the smell of dusty paper. I guess I'm a traditionalist in this way, I don't think I'll ever convert.
Sound off: What do you think about books vs eReaders like Kindle and the iPad?
ps. I am sorry for the wonkiness on the blog recently, we switched servers and then had a wind storm and the server is currently down. It should be fixed soon though.