Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Bye, Bye Books
I have to talk about this because it is bothering me so much! Everyone (mainly the younger generation) tells me to get over it. Well I cannot get over it. I want to give my opinion on the extinction of books. My daughter is an avid reader. She loves her books. There is an epidemic of bookstore closings. But my daughter still had her little bookstore in Oceanside that she loved so much. Well guess what? Now that is closing. How sad!
My daughter would go to this bookstore and the ladies that work there would discuss all the latest books. They would give their opinions because they had read them all. Sometimes I would go with my daughter and we would look at the books that were so nicely displayed. The covers were so inviting. You just had to pick up a book and read the short synopsis. Even the smell of the pages! And the different sections. It was fun to walk from section to section looking at the different topics. Something about holding a book in your hand!!! Something about having pretty bookends and displaying your books!
I know you have to change with the times. I am typing on a computer. I have a blog (years ago what did I know about a blog?). We never knew from these modern technologies. Don't get me wrong! Technology is a great thing! And the Kindle is a booming business. So who am I to argue this? But how can you take away beautiful books??? And wonderful bookstores. Are our grandchildren going to know what a good book looks like? Or just what the words look like on a Kindle. Children's books are so colorful and happy! I would hate not to see them in a child's bedroom. What happens when it's time for the "book fair" in elementary school. How excited the children would be when they chose the books they wanted!
What is your opinion on this?
Believe it or not these images will be a thing of the past!