With all things literary moving digital it seems the future will move away from books. But I can’t help but love the printed page and the little messages left behind by previous readers. It seems to tell a history that will never be gained by a eBook.
Library books in particular are some of my favourite reads with post-stick notes, pencil scribbles and full on highlighting of pages really enhancing my reading experience.
Here is a book I got out of my university library this week that I really loved.
|Black book on bottom right – Mythologies by Roland Barthes (2000)|
|Little pencil notes of a library book reference, a meeting & a website URL.|
|Post stick notes found inside the front cover including a shopping list!|
There are some book that I will always purchase where I can namely the Charlaine Harris ‘True Blood’ series and Kelley Armstrong’s ‘Women of the Otherworld’ series – and undoubtedly new. I still hold dear to my heart the printed book.
And I will always be a library dweller reading the notes left by others before anything else.
Despite the above I will not miss carting heavy text books, or running out of reading material whilst on holiday. I may be slow in embracing the digital trend, and will never fully abandon my books I still look forward to the future of reading!