- Garrison Keillor
In the midst of the E-book revolution, I have a few things to say regarding the matter. I own a Kindle, and I think it is the most fantastic thing I have. No matter where I go, a have, at my disposal, over thirty books that are currently on my Kindle. I love the convenience of it, but at the same time, there's something to be said for real, tangible, bound books. I love the smell of paper. It sounds silly, but books have such a lovely, unique smell. I love the satisfaction you feel when the pages you hold in your left hand become greater than the number of pages in your right hand. I love the anticipation of beginning a new book; the anticipation for the friends I will make in the characters; the places I'll visit. I also love bookstores. I love that there are so many characters living in those books that I have yet to meet. I could wander around a bookstore for hours, and not be bored. I know that my own children will probably laugh at the fact that I love to wander around bookstores because everything will be so digitized by then, but they will know the joy that comes from holding bound books. They will.