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K. L. Stewart's Dark Angels blog gives details into the characters, worlds, and inspirations related to all of the books in my Angels and Shadows series.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nothing Like the Real Thing!

Many people are now buying e-books, and the debate is on:
Do you think that paper books will stand the test of time, or will they soon be a thing of the past?

Here's my take on this: e-books are okay, but nothing will ever replace my paper made books. 
There is just something special about the sensation of actually holding the book in your hands.  It's almost magical.  I love everything about it!

I love the sound of my fingers sliding over the page, as I get ready to flip it over in anticipation of what will happen next.
I love the actual sound of the page flipping, as I excitedly look for a favorite part to re-read! 
I even love the smell of a book!  It' kind of how I first bond with the book. 
I see it first, then I take a hold of it, get the feel of it, and as I open it, the smell is noticed before I even read the first word.

It's almost the same as meeting someone for the first time. 
You see them, shake their hand, and before they have spoken, their scent has already permeated the air around you. 
Good or bad, it leaves an impression. 
The same is true for books. 
They are good friends, and that first meeting is important! 
This gets lost with e-books. 
I'm not against e-books.  I'll still read them, but it seems like something is lost.  Something that cannot be replaced.