I came across this quote yesterday and loved it. I read it to Erik, because it expressed what I have been trying to tell him over the last month as I've tried - without success - to enjoy reading a book on the Kindle I was given for Christmas. I have to be honest. The Kindle came from my father-in-law and I think it might have been a joke. Or, he thought he might be able to bring me over to the dark side of technology. I'm not sure which. He has a Nook and a Kindle. He loves them. I had told him repeatedly I thought it was a travesty to think of a hand-held device replacing bright shelves of beautiful books. :) I love you, Doug and I am thankful for your generosity. But I can't be convinced on this one.
Now, I do get the practicality of it. In fact, for my brother-in-law somewhere in the Middle East and my sister heading to South Korea, it is probably a great thing! They can read whatever they want without having access to English bookstores or libraries, and without having to ship home boxes of new books. Doug just loaded his with Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey for a month long trip into the backcountry. My sister Amy is always getting free books or borrowing them from the library and she has dozens at her fingertips at one time. I get it. Sort of.
But, that's just me. :) Michelle, the Kindle is waiting to be transported to South Korea and loaded with all kinds of history books! :)