Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Simply For The Enjoyment of It

Books are timeless, aren’t they? I know that a lot of readership is going to “Kindles” these days but that kind of makes me sad. I love the look of books stacked on my shelves. I love looking at a cover or flipping pages of a children’s book.

What were some of your favorite books as a child? I loved “Country Mouse, City Mouse,” “Let’s Find Charlie,” and “the Gingerbread Man.” I think those were my 3 favorite books in addition to a little Bible story book that a beloved gentleman in my church gave me.

I just can’t fathom reading stories out of a Kindle to my child unless we were somewhere other than home. I can still close my eyes and see the pictures on the pages of my favorite tales. However, I DO think Kindles are genius ideas for traveling. Books take up a lot of room in a suitcase or carryon bag and they are heavy. Kindles are great for that! (Of course, I think they are since I personally do not own one… yet!)

Technology is creeping us further and further away from the tender and yet simple things we enjoyed when we were young. I think some advancements are brilliant and others make me pout and long for “yesteryear.” But can’t we embrace both? Can’t we use technology when it’s convenient and still rely on paper, pen, and yes…hardcopy newspapers and books simply for the enjoyment of it?

I say, yes! We can – and more importantly – we should.

Convenience isn’t everything. Some things benefit us the most in life by simply being enjoyed.


BARBIE said...

I agree in part. I love to read an actual books. They smell so good too when they are new. However, if I am traveling or going from place to place it's so much easier to load them all up and just take the Kindle. I would love to own one of those for those times, but sadly I don't. Maybe Christmas!

Baby Pickel said...

I agree...traveling with 3 books is no fun! But I still can't break myself to buy one...I love my books :D