I’ll be upfront in saying that I’m rather biased when it comes to this topic. If the picture didn’t give me away, I’m a sucker for a book I can hold in my hands, pages I can flip, and the smells that come from both new and old books. I love that there are little neighborhood libraries like the one above, and I love how books yellow with age. Cleary, it’s not secret where I stand.
On the flip side of this, we have the Kindle craze that exists. I get it- it’s small, easy to travel with, and we have access to more books than most of us could even imagine reading. So many people have tried to convince me to jump on the bandwagon, and although there are so many technology advances that I have welcomed with open arms, I can’t get myself to embrace this one.
What this means for me, is that when I travel, I throw a couple of books in my bag and that’s all I get. It means that I have bookshelves in my apartment that continue to fill up, and that every time I move, I question my inability to embrace the kindle (boxes of books are so heavy!).
My whole point with all of this, is that sometimes there are those things that we just can’t let go of. For me, physical books that I can hold in my hands, are one of them. I also feel like I’ll always prefer to get my thoughts down with pen and paper vs. typing them out on a computer. There are some technology advances that I think make sense to embrace, and then I think there are some where we are able to choose what we prefer. As with a lot of things in life, there is no wrong answer, simply what works best for you.