Saturday afternoon we heard a wonderful workshop on writing the Christian romance from award-winning author Kathleen Y’Barbo-Turner (who will be joining us here occasionally). At the informal signing afterwards, I bought the Cajun series she did for Heartsong Presents, set in the 1900-40s, roughly.
First chance, I sat down with the first book, read the first page, then thumbed the button on the right side to turn the page. Nothing happened. I thumbed it again. Still nothing.
Then I realized: this isn’t my Kindle. It’s a book.
Booook. I remember those. Paper, cover stock, real ink. An item I once swore I would NEVER give up in favor of electronic reading. Not just never, but never-ever-stop-eating-chocolate-first never.
And then I met my Kindle. Now probably 98% of my reading is done on the Kindle. I still love paper-and-ink books, but mostly they sit prettily on my shelves, already read. My new purchases are virtually always electronic.
Despite having to turn the pages on Kathleen’s book myself and having to use a fudgesicle stick (licked clean and air-dried) to mark my page, reading a physical book again was something of a renewed pleasure. Even if I do lean heavily toward the Kindle, I was right before: I’ll never give up print books completely.