Sometimes an eReader Just Isn't Enough...
January 19, 2012
I enjoy reading A LOT. My husband sometimes calls my vehicle the bookmobile. If books were cats, I would be the neighborhood cat lady! My one wish is to have a library with bookshelves and a fireplace with comfy chairs and good lighting. Who needs anything more?
It seems to me that my husband is a bit jealous of my reading, especially when I am reading Janet Evanovich. I can’t seem to help it.
Not only is it reading that I love, the books themselves are sometimes fascinating. Some books are published in a very special way with covers that are more than a title and a picture. They seem to also be part of the story. One of my fellow co-workers just read An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. She wanted to read it on her eReader but could not get it. She was very glad she couldn’t. She would have missed something from reading it electronically. You see, the book has a cover that is made to be held. It is made to be seen in color and felt in your hands. It is a book of fiction written by a man best known for his comedy, but highly regarded for his writing and acting.
eReaders are great. I like to read that way too. I could read any way actually! But there are times when that just won’t do. For my co-worker, this was one of those times. I found the book and I agree. Not only does the cover add something to the book, the artwork inside does as well. This is not a graphic novel. The art is not on every page. This is a work of fiction about a young woman and the demanding art world of New York City.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and this is true. I am intrigued, however, and this book is the next on my list to read.
North Oak Branch