I am not a fan of the "Kindle." My brother has one and thinks that it is great. He boasts about all the books he can download in such a short amount of time. His great collection of books. But his books are a piece of plastic. I said to my dad that I think that it is sad that the children of today are reading their bedtime stories on e-readers. They are cold to the touch and do not have the same feel as a sweet storybook. Children will not know what it is like to turn pages and look at beautifully illustrated pictures. He does not agree with me. My dad is an advocate for change. He says that change is always a good thing.
My dad has this quote on the wall in his office:
When I was a little girl I loved to go to the library and look at all the books with their pretty covers. I loved the plastic covers and the crackle sound it would make when you read the book. And I couldn't wait to turn to the back and read what the book was about. And then take out the book. It was an experience. One that the young children of today will probably not know. Is the library also going to become a thing of the past? I certainly hope not!
Remember the "Golden Books." I used to love to collect them with my daughter. She was always excited when we bought a new one. And we couldn't wait to read them and look at the pictures.
I know that the Kindle is a space saver. You don't have to store your books. But isn't it a nice feeling to look at old books that you might have. I still have a book from junior high school that I look at every so often. I will always save that book. Many of my daughter's books we donated to the library but many were just too hard to part with.
What is your opinion?
|This is my book that I have since junior high.|
No e-readers can replace these!