I have a confession: I love books. Some day I hope to have a large library filled with books. There is an antique shop I go to occasionally, and I always have to go to the rows of books and run my fingers over them. The older they are, the more I love to look at them. Often I've been tempted to purchase a few, but I never do. One thing I don't want is a room filled with books I've never read. If I don't think I'll read them, I won't purchase them. I bring this up because I've been noticing more and more people with their Kindles or whatever other electronic reading device they prefer. Someone recently asked me if I would want one. I didn't even have to think about it. No way! I enjoy the experience of reading books too much. Holding a book and looking at the artwork on the cover is part of the reading experience for me. I enjoy browsing the bookstore too. It wouldn't be the same for me if I was using a Kindle.
I realize there are benefits to electronic reading devices. For instance, they don't take up as much room as a pile of books. Additionally, there would be no need to go to a bookstore to make a purchase, which would save time and gas. But I just can't do it. I can't swap all my books for one device. And I think if I did have one, it would be too easy for me to download every story I want to read, and then I would never be caught up.
So, as they say: to each their own. Some people love their devices. Some people love their books. Some people may love both. Feel free to leave a comment to let me know which group you're in.