You know you’re a book lover when…
- You can easily justify having multiple editions of the same book
- You find it relaxing to be surrounded by books
- You patiently wait and hunt for a certain edition or book cover – and get a huge rush when you finally find the book!
- You prefer the original book cover to the movie version of the cover
- Your “plan to read” list is so long, you know you’ll never complete it!
- You rotate your piles and stacks of books like some people rotate seasonal decor
- You would rather spend your paycheck on books instead of clothes or other items
- You can recite your library card number as quickly as your phone number
- You would consider a bookstore or library as a second home
- You know there is no such thing as too many books 😀
I’ve had quite a few conversations recently about books (paper copy) versus Nook (ebooks). Last year, I finally made the leap and now own a Nook. There are some great benefits, including the convenience during travel (no longer packing a few books for a trip), ease of use with the public library, saving a few trees with the “e” version of the book, and saving some shelf space at home. However, I think I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with my Nook (“hate” really being defined here as “challenged”). 🙂
I do like my Nook and love fact that it is so portable. I find that I probably read more often since I don’t have to cart around a huge book everywhere I go and can read a few pages at my convenience, but it will never replace my love for the books sitting on my shelves. I love the look and feel of the different editions of the books and the different illustrations. I also like the tactile feel of holding/reading a paper copy of a book. While the Nook has its advantages, I do hope that it never completely replaces books or book stores, as I don’t know what I would do without them! There is nothing better than spending an afternoon getting lost in a book store, paging through books or browsing used book stores for unique finds.
This week (April 8-14) is National Library Week. Here’s to all of the libraries, librarians and their staff members that help inspire a passion and love for reading!
“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone