The end of the book as we know it?
I love my Kindle dearly, but I’m very afraid that the advent of the e-reader will spell the demise of the bookstore and real, physical, paper books. I love books. I love smelling the paper, turning the pages, and I love scribbling to myself in the margins. Which is why I’m really loving this tidbit from a NYT article today:
“Studs Terkel, the oral historian, was known to admonish friends who would read his books but leave them free of markings. He told them that reading a book should not be a passive exercise, but rather a raucous conversation.”