On Friday Camy asked where we’re at with e-books. I’d like to keep the convo going.
Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? Somewhere in-between?
I’m a tweener. Here’s why:
I flew to Nashville at the end of February and I smiled at the thought of having all the books I needed to read on my iPhone. No heavy books to lug around in my briefcase. Hundreds to choose from. Simple to use.
But I did stick one book in my suitcase.
A 1992 copy of The Paradise War by Stephen Lawhead.
I started reading Lawhead in the early 80s and he quickly became a hero. I devoured every book he wrote and his writing was one reason I dreamed of being an author.
In Nashville Stephen I were at a conference together and he signed my book.
That novel will go on my shelf. I’ll glance at it from time to time. It will be a reminder of the time I spent with Stephen and his beautiful wife Alice.
Yes, huge advantages to e-books, I’m a fan. But you’ll never convince me they’ll completely replace books I can touch and hold and get heroes to sign.
E-books just ain’t gonna be able to do that for me.
How ‘bout you? Are there certain books you have to have in paper form? That you have to be able to look at? Which books are they and why?
Inquiring Jim’s want to know.