Is your read digital?

When you think of a good book so your thoughts stop at the story and perhaps what was on the cover? Or do you also think of the texture of the pages that story was printed upon and the smell of those pages?

It’s funny how often I have heard book lovers describe the smell of a book, something we certainly can’t look forward to when buying from the Kindle store. I know one of my own bad habits when reading the physical medium is to peak at the final chapter as I am such an impatient bugger, though not always I assure. If I am reading a book that includes resources, like a map that is referenced within the story time-to-time, I will often flick back to this to give me a sense of where I am, whilst doing so within the digital equivalent is possible it isn’t quite so convenient.

That said, if you’re an avid reader, and I live with quite a voracious reader, the digital bookstore and shelf are quite the godsend aren’t they, gone are the clutter, the search for availability (sometimes), just replaced with the limitation of gigabytes. The ability to travel across the world with umpteen books in your pocket can’t be beaten, though we miss the sensuality they brought us.

Can’t have everything, but occasionally we need to remind ourselves of what we’re missing, don’t we? 📖

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