“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Whether you like reading while holding a book in your hands or reading on a well lit screen where the words glow at you, you are still a reader of the written word.
A book is a friend and companion as your computer screen or i-pad or reader would be to you. There is a hesitation in some to admit their enjoyment for the practical use of electronic devices to achieve the same pleasure derived from pulp.
Many things in favor of the electricity driven electrons are overlooked for the cute and old fashioned idea of publications.
The smell, the solidness, the feel and touch of paper drives some to discard the idea of the electronic gadgets. Meanwhile, the people who love their thin, light semiconductor generators will tell you that they have all they need at their fingertips with just a touch of a button.
Hundreds of books could be downloaded and carried around. You can have your whole library all in one place, to have and to hold forever and do with as you please. Some downloads are even free through services like the Gutenberg Project where the books have been edited for everyone’s use.
This attack on the practical has always been a fight with the people who profit from any project. So, take what you will and use it as long as you continue to read. Books now do not mean pulp, they just mean the whole thing written by an author and viewed to be read by paper or on a screen.
Reading for pleasure for education and simply for reading in the “serenity of books”.