TODAY’S WRITING TIP: READ, NOT JUST FOR INFORMATION, BUT FOR PLEASURE, NOT JUST A LITTLE, BUT A LOT, NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO, BUT BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO.
NOTE: This was written originally as a comment to Brent Taylor‘s post “Do You Prefer Reading Bound Books or Digital Books?” on his blog Bespoke. The reason I am posting this comment here, with just a tiny addition at the end, is indicated in my postscript, addressed to the Bespoke author.
I have an iPod, an iPad, an iPad mini, an SIII, and my Mac,
but I haven’t read an ebook in my life.
I’m having a new house made, it’s white, and beige, and space all around,
sort of minimalist, but I’m having a huge shelf done,
with doors that can disguise as empty walls
and behind them all my beloved books,
to be read,
read again and again, like Catcher in the Rye
I am willing to embrace technology, but not willing to bid my books goodbye.
I like the idea of the printed word, it’s stuck, embedded on the page, never to disappear at the click of a button,
the press of a finger,
like an iBook page
or the winds of change,
with which I know I should fly
But with my books please not just yet
[ps: I wrote this without pause, within minutes, as a casual comment, but it sounds like a poem, so I formatted it as such and, if you don’t mind, may I use this comment as a post in my blog, with credit to your blog, of course, that inspired it?]