I do believe it’s Thursday, and that means that I will be Booking Through Thursday. Which is lucky, because my brain is still somewhat addled, and I’m not up to genuine thought all of my own. What a blessing this website is, for the ill and uninventive.
Do you read e-Books? If so, how? On your computer, or a PDA? Or are you a paper purist? Why?Well, my answer to the first question is quite short. No, I don’t. I’m not entirely sure what e-Books are, and, to be frank, I don’t really want to know. They’re an amazing boon for those with sight-trouble, to whatever extent, as are much easier to transform into audio formats – but, for myself, I will never voluntarily read something on screen which is available on paper.
I suppose it’s partly snobbery, if book-media-snobbery is a valid subsection, but mostly e-Books offer none of the things I want from books, aside from the content. That might sound a little silly, but, as they say, “you can’t curl up with a computer”. This is a blogger who has bought books on the basis of their smell. I don’t like the smell of new books much, (by the by, have started the O’Farrell now), but older ones… where will I get the intrinsic history of secondhand books in the computing arena? An Amstrad doesn’t cut it.
Howsabout yourself? Obviously anyone reading this has access to a computer, but do you/would you consider e-Books?
P.s. sorry for lack of sketches of late – take more thought and energy than are currently available. I lied yesterday, this is definitely a Man-Cold.