On Books

I recently realized that I’ll never live long enough to read all the books I own. These are what I like to call ‘real’ books. The ones with actual paper and ink that come from trees and live in book shelves. But have you noticed what happens when you get a Kindle or Kobo or iPad or whatever electronic reading device you choose?

Have you noticed that the number of books you own explodes? Why is that? Is it the number of free and inexpensive titles you can download while sitting in your pajamas? Frankly, I have bought books for ninety nine cents that I wouldn’t have paid ninety-nine cents for in a bookstore if it was a hardcover that was marked down from forty bucks. But because it was on Kindle and I could have it at the push of a button, click, whoosh. There it is. Another tiny icon asking me to commit more of my precious time.

I think I need to cull my cyber shelves…

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