Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Books Will Never Go Out of Style
I read this interesting opinion piece about book covers and I thought I'd share it with my readers.
What say you people?
I've never given book covers much thought. I consider the removable ones (that usually cover hardcovers) annoying.
But I can close my eyes and the image of my favorite book pops up. I guess it means more than I originally thought.
I've been talking to people about living in a world where books don't exist for years. Call me an optimist but I don't think that time will ever come. Like Bob Greene mentioned, at the very worst, books will be what old records are to some music enthusiasts. I know a Kindle could never replace a book for me. It doesn't have the smell I love, It doesn't betray its age the way a book does.
It's not the freaking same.
Sure I guess it would be more convenient to carry the electronic reading machine thingy around. Especially on the subway. But I would take the slight discomfort of a book's bulk over an electronic one any day.
But that''s just me.