erika. 20 from ca. lover of many things. baking, disney, doctor who, joss whedon, neil gaiman, fandoms, books, movies, music. that is all. also, food. wait... ALWAYS food. dftba.
A candle that smells like books.
That’s fucking romantic as hell.
If anyone gave this to me I would ugly cry tears of joy. Oh my god. Please? Someone. Anyone. Birthday present?
the amount i need this. oh my goodness.
guise. GUISE. GUISE.
how. novel. HOW. NOVEL. HOW DID YOU MISS THAT.?
I love books.
I quite like ereaders.
I do not like carrying more than three or four books around in a bag at a time. The bag gets too heavy.
I love that I can have anything I want to read on my phone, or computer, or tablet, and it doesn’t weigh any more. And they can tell each other where I’m up to.
Books smell and feel better. They have that wonderful thingness of turning the pages.
Ereaders allow me, as I head deep into middle age and discover that there are books I can no longer read - the type is now too small - to have a control over the size of the text in the reading experience. I love that.
I think that the eReader will probably mean the death of some kinds of books. (Encyclopedias, for example. Remember when every family had a set of a dozen or more encyclopedias? It was out of date, expensive, heavy, and took up so much room…) But there will always be a place for other kinds of books. (The Absolute Sandman volumes are obviously better than the Kindle Fire versions. But, at 8lbs each, nowhere near as portable.)
Like you, I love bookstores. Especially strange, second-hand ones, in which you will find magical treasures you’ll never intentionally find on an ebook.
“Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man’s eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons.”