Given that I use Facebook, Twitter and am writing this on a Dell laptop for a cyberspace WordPress blog audience, I feel somewhat disingenuous, behind the times saying I will never own an e-reader. Obviously, I have to read my dear reader’s blog posts, not to mention the ocean of news, commentaries and articles from the Imaginative Conservative, EWTN and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy online.
But e-reading the Summa Theologica or sacred Scripture? Never. ♥
The deal is this: I read online quite enough, thank you. I don’t mind utilizing writer-friendly, ever evolving, convenient hardware keyboards and software available to us today. They are a blessing. But for really in-depth, concentrated reading, I prefer real, timeless, bounded paper. Something about a real book impresses me more strongly about a writer’s knowledge and wisdom. I recall from college that I was more inclined to remember something I read in a book as compared to something online.
Another plus: Books cannot be accidentally deleted.
C.S., I hear you.
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