I still read with a hard copy in hand. I like the feel of books. I like how they get worn after a while … how the book feels thicker when you close it after reading because the pages have been handled and bent. I like how books smell and I like seeing well-read books stacked on a shelf.
I don’t mind electronic versions of books. I do read in my iPad in the Books and Kindle app occasionally – but my overall preference is a paperback or hardcover book in my hand, always and forever.
I don’t often make a lot of new year resolutions – but I have made one for 2020 and it’s a personal one of reading 20 books. That goal is not a stretch for me, but I want to be realistic. Life sometimes gets in the way of being able to sit in a comfy chair and get lost in a good book. I’m a recent empty-nester, so I do find more time on my hands than I used to and have decided to use some of that time to read more.
I built a list in GoodReads on a shelf called “20 in 20” and am posting it here to remind myself of my 2020 goal – now I just have to decide where to begin!
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King