The Way I Read: e-Readers, Phone Apps, and Real Books

I’ve always loved the smell and feel of real books. When e-readers first came out, I stubbornly refused to get one. I thought I would miss turning the pages and smelling the dusty library book smell. So I suck with real books. Sometimes, I would take out 10 or more books from the library, stacking them around my room in order of when they were due back. I loved all of them.

In 2012, I had to have surgery that involved a recovery of at least 6 weeks when I couldn’t lift anything heavy. I knew I’d be laid up for at least a week with nothing to do except read a pile of books, and I’d possibly be unable to get out to the library. That was when I decided to give an e-reader a chance.

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