I talked before about why I think books win over a Kindle, an in fact that post is one of my most read as people Google “books vs Kindle”. Yesterday I came across another reason.
I spotted the above book sitting on top of the dog’s cage.
The dog’s cage in our home office is a bit of a staging post. Stuff that needs to be reviewed, books that need to go away, camera bits that we need to keep safe but don’t know where else to put. It all makes it way to the top of the cage.
I spied this book looking all sad and battered.
We both read it on holiday, I started it, and then didnt have time to read anymore so I suggested Mr B read it. He did in about two days, when I then took it back. Reading it on the beach, it got damp from where we dripped on it from the sea. it got rained on when we had one of the frequent rain storms Barbados has.
It has pina colada spilled on it.
There is sand in it. The cover is bent.
It looks completely battered but I love that. It now sits on the book shelf looking equally battered but will forever remind me of our holiday.
You don’t get that with a Kindle
(PS you also don’t get told by a stewardess on the plane to put your book away as the plane comes into land “and all electrical items need to be stowed for landing”. My neighbour had to put hers away, whereas I carried on until the “seat belts signs are tuned off”
No, sorry, for me the book will always win over the Kindle.
What about you? Is Kindle king in your house?