Monday, September 7, 2009


Sadness. No books. Someone just doesn't understand. Printed paper does not become unreadable due to obsolete software -- or hardware. If my paperback novel is stolen or lost, I don't have to worry about how to afford a new one. If I go to my local library or bookstore I can stack up fifteen books without worrying about restrictive e-book lending agreements. I can pass that book around to friends without worrying about expensive hardware.

Even here, sitting at my computer, I have a pile of seven unread books, two I'm in the middle of, and two finished books sitting on the table next to me.

Being without books is just too sad to contemplate. Not having learned how amazing books are would be so much worse. I'd send up my finished books as a sort of charity drive but I don't think they'd know what to do with them.

Which reminds me, a friend took her new condition children's books to the the local children's hospital and apparently they were desperately needed. If you have some books that need a new home, local waiting rooms might have some need for them.

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