I love real books. I love the way they smell. I love the way they feel in my hands. I love sliding my bookmark in to hold my place when I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, and I love using the bookmark to gauge how much longer I have left.
I didn’t expect to love my e-reader.
But I do.
I love that I can travel – whether to another state or just to a coffee shop – with hundreds of books, and I don’t have to pack an extra bag just to accommodate them.
I love that I can buy a book online and start reading it immediately.
I love how much easier it is to clean chocolate off my cell phone when I use the Kindle app to view a cookbook than it is to clean it out of a bound cookbook.
I don’t see myself ever giving up my traditional book collection, but I’ve got a pretty nice e-collection going, too.