I’m one of those avowed book lovers who swears that no ‘puter screen or eReader could ever fill the shoes a good book in my hand can. I love the textures, the smells, turning pages…yep, in my hand.
That being said…recent snow (and more snow)falling from the sky and drifting on my driveway and making roads dangerous has a way of deterring me from any desire to venture away from home to my beloved library. Enter my first ebook<<<stage left. Desperate for something new to read, I went to the newly launched, shiny Google Ebooks site, clicked on a free Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and…the rest is history.
I now believe avowed book lovers like myself who love the very smell of books–the older the better–can surely also be ones who love to read, whatever the medium. That, rather than detracting from my love of books and/or my experience, digital formats are merely another tool in my toolbox.
Whether or not I will ever buy an eReader remains to be seen but my BlackBerry (JARVIS) and my laptop(Calypso) both have brought digital books into my life. And what a wonderful life it is!
**Let it be noted that until the above mentioned click, this reader had never ventured into a Sherlock Holmes story on paper–well, in a book…I mean, had never read a Sherlock Holmes story firsthand, I should say. While I shall save details for another post, suffice it to say that only pages(clicks)into this book, I am a new fan.**