If you are a reader of those longform things called books, do you have a preference for either e-books or paper books?
I love both. And while e-books are sooo good, what they can't do is give you a lovely tactile experience. Well, they can, if you have, say, a fur-lined reader cover, but it's not quite the same thing.
I recently read a book that I loved, and I also enjoyed the look of it just as much as the content of its innards. When that happens, it gives an extra dimension of richness that an e-book can't provide.
I love the colours of this cover. The earthy browny-purple made me hungry.
That colour continued on into the edges of each page. They looked quite beautiful.
My cousin and I used to read a lot of books together when we were young - one page each, reading out loud, often in bed at night. It was a delightful combination of sharing something while also getting lost in the lovely solitude of another world.
Apparently I used to do this thing while I was reading with the hand that wasn't holding the book, running it along the pages and flicking them and stuff while I was reading.
I think I maybe was doing some of that a bit more than usual here.
But it doesn't hurt to have a little beauty on the outside as well, as beautiful women floating through doors closed to the rest of us could well testify. But if you ain't got anything but fluff on the inside, where's that gonna leave you when your outside beauty has gone?
So how about you? What are your reading habits - e-book, paper books, a combo of the two, or a sadly dwindling reading of bookery now the interwebs is on the scene? I love getting away from the computer, and its snippets of stuff here and there and the relentless urge to click on the next thing without having fully digested what I've just been reading. To sit or lie down with a book, in whatever form, which is the same thing over and over, is harder to do since the advent of the net ... and also better.