I prefer real books I love holding and turning a page and the smell and cover of each one, there is nothing like the look of a real book with beautiful writing on each page to make me want to look after and care for that book like a lost friend..a electronic book or anything on a screen does not have the same appeal to me..
I can't see the need for electronic "books". The humble real book is fine. Irreplaceable in my view. Electronic books for the disabled is one thing but other than that, I just can't see the need.
Margo, I feel the same about music. Nothing like holding a physical album in your hand and having the cover art or having a box set. Long live real books and real albums!
K agree Peter I have LPs ans Singles and CDs I just like to physically hold certain things as it makes feel like I am actually doing something,otherwise I would feel that everything is to easy or lazy..
IVE ALWAYS HAD A LIBRARY CARD. ONLY LIKE TO READ A REAL PAPER COPY. NOT INTO READING MATERIALS ONLINE. LOVE THE SMELL AND FEEL OF AN OLD BOOK!
I can't remember when I DIDN'T have a library card! We also have an extensive library at our house ~ books are among my most cherished possessions. Buy books for your kids and read to them from Day One! It will benefit them and you!!
There was a time in India when, along with big govt libraries, small public libraries run on the initiative and enterprise of a few individuals operated on shoestring budgets. they no longer exist; their death has been hastened by the invasion of the e-book! Remember Isaac Asimov's "The Fun They Had"? Books are BOOKS. An e-book is not a book, you don't get the same pleasure as when you hold an actual book, made of and printed on paper in your hands! Congrats Mark Randolph! Do keep the BOOK alive in real libraries.
Nothing is good or bad. Reading is very good, much better than what our youth is doing now a days.
And yes! Paper must live!
Love the photocopying facilities!
I currently have a library card and I've had one continuously since I was 5 years old.
I have a card, but I will sign.
hi I'm from lebanon thank you so mutch for you , i want to say who can close the doors of lights and education we without the books and library like the land without water.