My mother-in-law came home from her winter retreat a few weeks ago , proudly showing us her new e-book. It holds 700 books! It made me want to go right down and get one (til she told me the price!), it would be so handy to have that little thing in my purse, all my favorite books available in seconds. Then there is part of me that wonders if I could ever give up holding a "real" book in my hands. I have books all over my house and get such joy just from looking at them. I guess I could do both right.
I told my youngest son once that I never saw him read, well he got real insulted and said that he probley read alot more than I did ,(he was probley right) but, on the computer.Now, he and his wife (who has an English degree) just finished wall to wall book shelves that they'ev filled with books!And their children love books also. One of my greatest joys as a mother was seeing my children read. Coming home from the library , everyone loaded down with books and the house would be silent as they all poured through their books. I loved it. I'v always thought Libraries were the greatest invention in the world, where everyone was welcome, poor and rich alike.
When we were sent to Houston, Texas to our first assignment for the FBI our children were 9,7,5,3 & 1.Our oldest ones were quite the readers. One day just a few months after school had started I was out front raking leaves and a car drove up in the drive way.I was alittle shocked when the principle of the school got out. You can imagine the things that went through my head! She kindly greeted me and told me how every year the teachers nominate students to recieve a new set of encyclopedias once a year and both our children were nominated. Needless to say we were thrilled! Those encyclopedias I can honestly say were read everyday for the first year and then were used til they fell apart! It was such a blessing.
Don't laugh but , one of my favorite shows was "The Next Generation" with my beloved Jean-Luc Picard! My hubby already knows how I love him, so you don't have to tell on me! Anyway I loved that he loved books, always reading the real thing.
I'm thrilled that my children have passed reading down to their children, who can always be seen with a book in their hands. I love that!
No, I don't think reading will ever go out of style!