Am I the only person on the planet sans library card? I admit, the last time I made use of the library was when I was a college student. And before that, most of my visits to my local public library usually revolved around a school trip or research project.
Nowadays with technology there are so many ways to read — be it on your Nook, iPad, or audio books. Places like Borders and Barnes & Noble have closed many a store due to lower sales and skyrocketing rent prices. But there is a tactile element to reading that I just can’t ignore. While it’s great to be able to read on multiple devices and platforms, I miss the feeling you get when you hold a good old fashioned book in your hands. The smell of the paper as you turn each page and the sense of accomplishment you get from reading cover to cover can’t be replicated on an iPad.
To make good on my goal of reading more, today is the day — the day that I get my very first library card since childhood (at the tender age of 29, in case I need to remind you). I am looking forward to embarking on a whole new genre to me — fiction. If there are books on your summer reading list that you can recommend, I’m all ears!
How do you like to read? Do you utilize your local public library or download books onto your device?
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