Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another Reason We Need Books

I'm kind of rushed today helping my son with some schooling and doing a few more things on my day off, so I'll be by everyone's blogs on Tuesday.

In the meantime I came across this article about why need to keep hard cover books around. I'll talk a little more about it on another post. It's a bit of a read, but very interesting and encouraging in my opinion.

The Title is: In the Age of Distraction We Need One Thing More Than Ever: Books

9 comments:

....Petty Witter said...

Thanks for the link to this interesting article. Like most bloggers I wouldn't dream of throwing away a book, hard or soft backed, but because of limitations on space find myself regularly donating books to one charity shop or another.

Colene Murphy said...

Hope you get time to rest today! You sound so busy!! Thanks for the article. Will definitely read it!

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm more a paperback person...just because I'm cheap! But I can agree there's a value to having a bookshelf full of books.

Melissa Marsh said...

Will have to go read this. All of my hardcover books are mostly history books and not fiction, and I can't stand the thought of never having hardcover books anymore!

Kasie West said...

I'm off to go read that article. And before I do, I'll just say, I love hard cover books, I hope they stick around for a long time. Now I want to see why this person thinks they should. :)

Tracy said...

Alright, I'll admit to being one of those people who can't stand hardcovers -- though I love my trade paperbacks. Personally, I don't care what version books come in now or in the future...so long as the concept of books (stories told on paper) never goes away.

Lynn said...

I must admit that most of my hard cover books are stolen from my parents or boughten used just due to the price. But I will probably always, always have them. They are a stand out on my book shelf.

Misha said...

He has an excellent point. I sometimes get that feeling of disconnection from myself as well...

Worth some more pondering. :-)

Robyn Campbell said...

I only read real books. I will never have a Kindle or anything else like it. The article is great, Patti. Thanks for the link. I just wish people could see the value in buying real books. *sigh*