I have mixed feelings about e-readers. I get the ease. The instant gratification. The potential environmental savings. But, how do I doodle in the margins? Or underline a pretty sentence? Or add wanted bulk to an oversized tote?
And I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate not knowing what people are reading on the tube.
Most of the time Sometimes, when a Kindler is giggling or on the verge of tears or making no facial expressions whatsoever, I go against my better judgement and actually ask them what they’ve downloaded. Yes, Apple and Amazon have turned me into that person. The one people eschew because – Godesses forbid! – she’s TALKING TO ME (and I’m reading Fifty Shades Of Grey).
Books are becoming sacred, cherished. There are blogs galore, chronicling their demise, worshiping their very presence. It’s like we know that we’re fighting a losing battle. Old school book burning doesn’t hold a torch to technology. And graphic artist Evan Robertson has added his own beautiful pieces to this living posterity. He’s taken quotes and made pictures. On my walls, next to the overflowing bookshelves, I wish these to stay.
More info and pics here.
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I originally discovered Evan via another favourite blog, Little Brown Pen.
Images courtesy of Evan Robertson.