Windows on Other Worlds

My darling daughter gave me an electronic reader  for Christmas. As someone who enjoys the feel of a book in my hands, turning the pages, the smell of paper that’s been pressed between covers for a long time, I’m surprised at how much I’m enjoying the reader!

We’re a household of book hoarders. If I were to cook a meal a day from one of my kajillion cookbooks, I could cook the rest of my life without ever repeating a recipe! It’s hard for us to part with our treasures. However, our apartment is not getting bigger and we have to be more discerning about what we keep and find nice homes for what we can bear to liberate.

It’s a process.

14 thoughts on “Windows on Other Worlds

  1. The thing I most dislike about my e-reader is that I can no longer share my books with other people in my life. I have chosen not to keep any books I read, but to pass them on for others to read and donate them to the local library. I hope our technology will eventually allow for better sharing of books.

  2. I prefer the actual book too. Like you said…the smell! You can’t get that from the tablets! I do read some electronically though which is nice for night reading and traveling. I guess they both have pros and cons. I just donated a bunch of my books to the library. Like you said, we just don’t have space that’s as big as my love for books is! ha

  3. I love my e-reader because I can I take it anywhere (on planes, trains, cars, buses) and read anytime. I gifted all my books to our local library when we moved from our spacious family home to an apartment after retirement. What I really love is the ability to set the fontsize on my reader – no more squinting to read fine print.

  4. I love the feel of a book, too. The only reason I like the EReader is because I can get a book instantly without ordering or going to a bookstore. Otherwise, I miss turning actual pages.

    I know what you mean about hording books. We moved 10 months ago, and I just unpacked my last box of books for the shelves. I can’t seem to part with them. Most of the ones I’ve kept though, are spiritually related and helped me in my growth to some extent.

    Good luck with your process and have a great weekend, M. 🙂

  5. I was convinced I’d never use an e-reader but now I prefer it because I can enlarge the print.

    I also am a cookbook hoarder but the strangest thing is that now when I want a recipe I go online LOL

    1. I like being able to read my e-reader without having to turn the lights on. And, yes, I understand about going online for recipe hunting, lol! 😉 xoxoM

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