I saw a very happy thing yesterday. It wasn’t a new kitten or a baby sleeping in a flower pot. No, this was something that made me fairly dance with joy! I had stopped by my local book store to look for the book Drop Dead Healthy by JA Jacobs, and of course I had to pee before I actually browsed. This detox diet I have been on has made me have to go more than I usually do…and that is a lot. I imagine gallons of fat going down the plumbing each time and it make the time well spent.
As I walked (potty sprinted) past the cute little coffee/pastry shop in the book store ( who ever thought of that was a genius!!) I saw tons of people sitting around with their cups and napkins READING! Yes, they had actual books in their hands and they were turning pages.
You may wonder why this makes me so freaking happy? Well, I’ll tell ya. A few months ago our local Borders Book closed. I went into a mini depression because I am in the middle of writing my first book. Something about the biggest book store around closing made me feel like I was wasting my time with a capital W. I wanted to throw in the towel and give up on my dream.
People told me not to worry because books were still there, they were just digital. I know that is probably true, but there is something wonderful about reading an actual hands on book. I just might publish my book with an ebook option but, what I really want is a nice physical book with my name on it sitting on a bookshelf in your home.
Little things like seeing people reading can really make my day. Today I say thank you to all the vintage, book reading people out there. The internet is awesome and I do read a lot of stuff on here by my fellow bloggers but…books are best. Cause I said so.
Photo credit: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/03/a-skull-of-books/
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Even as I start to read increasingly on my iPad, I can’t deny the sensual pleasure of holding paper. Something barbaric in human nature, I guess… 😛
Long live the book!!
long live barbaric readers! lol