My inlaws recently gave us a gift. One that I, admittedly, was uncomfortable with. They gave us a brand new iPad…and even though I fought it, I do love it. I’m still trying to figure it all out, but I have a confession to make: I downloaded some books. To read. On iBooks. There. I said it. I am reading a book right now on a digital device. Just typing that makes me feel dirty and scandalous.
I couldn’t help but to see what it was all about. Really, can you blame me?! I will say that I feel like I’m having a bit of a tryst. Maybe more of a ménage trois? I’m torn. I love books: the smell of books, the feel of a good heavy book in my hands – the excitement of buying a new book and cracking the spine. I know. I’m a complete dork, but whatever. Reading a book on an iPad is just weird. There is really no other way to describe it – using the touch screen to turn the page seems wrong, but it’s also so easy. And, I can hardly wait to get to the beach and have not just the three heavy books I will STILL tote with me, but also the 15 others that I’ve downloaded onto the iPad. You know, just in case I can’t pick the right one to pack.
I know I wrote this about digital readers, but I guess I’m growing and changing with time. Or else, I’ve just lost my mind. Either is possible…I’ll keep you posted.