Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The E-Book Revolution is Coming
But I've seen more and more people with electronic reading devices. They look nice. And I do care deeply about trees and rivers and all the other things in the environment that are affected by paper production.
I'll tell you what really decided me, though. I'm moving to Hawaii in six weeks. A lifetime collection of books is piled on my dining room floor. Any books I want to keep I have to ship. Thousands of pounds of books. Even with media mail rates, that's going to make a dent in my bank account.
If I had an electronic reading device, I could fit my entire library into my purse.
Nothing can replace paper books. It won't be the same. It will be different.
But in some ways, it will be better.
This will be my last post, sisters. I'm stepping down so I can focus on moving my family to Hawaii. I'll be back in the fall as critique group coordinator on the MMW Yahoo site. See you then! Love to all and best wishes for your writing projects.
Posted by Rebecca J. Carlson