Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap

04 Feb

Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap.

How do you prefer to read, with an eReader like a Kindle or Nook, or with an old school paperback in hand? Take the poll (below) and then explain your opinion by blogging about it on your site. Tag your post “DPchallenge,” so that we can be sure to find your contribution to the challenge.

Home and family 292I prefer to read with an old school paperback or hardcover book. The turn of the page, the slight sound that makes, the feel of the book in my hands, and smell of the paper and ink (if you’re lucky and it’s a new book).  I have bookcases filled with books, books lying haphazard on my desk, on my coffee table, on my nightstand and on the bottom shelf of my nightstand. However, I can, if I have to, read a book from an eReader, I just don’t like it. I guess it comes from years and years as an elementary school kid who was a BOOK NERD, numerous trips to the library at the school and the big library. Finally getting my adult library card–YAY! I still remember how excited I was. And even now as an adult I am an avid book reader, I take a book(s) with me when I go somewhere.  I haven’t been to the library lately (I owe them late fines that I need to pay, which I will pay soon so I can start perusing their books again), but I love the library, all libraries, and one day long to have my very own small library in my home–all the walls lined with nothing but bookshelves.

IMG_0733There is just something about holding a book in my hands and reading it that gives me untold pleasure. Perhaps, it’s my generation, or maybe it’s just me, but eReaders are less personal to me. It’s not my book, even if I purchased it. I can’t hold the actual book in my hands, I can’t line it up on my bookshelf with other books by that author or open a new spot for a new author. eBooks make me feel like I’m missing something.

books quote s kingEven if it means changing things around in my house, re-organizing so that I can get another bookcase, I refuse to give up my real books. Eventually, when I have more money, I’ll begin to haunt places and find more collector editions. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BOOKS!


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22 responses to “Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap

  1. purpleborough

    February 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Holding the book…I really don’t want to write about it but I don’t mind commenting on your blog.

    • Lissa

      February 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks. When I took the poll, something like 79%-80% of people preferred an actual book. I was included in that percentage. First time writing in response to the weekly challenge, but books are definitely something I’d write about 😀

      • purpleborough

        February 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm

        My grown children feel that I need one of those thingy’s and I said I really did not want one. I know that wanted to do something nice for me for my birthday. I hope I did not hurt their feelings. All I wanted was a card and a photo of their family. That was it.
        One day I will take photos of all the books in my house!

      • Lissa

        February 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm

        I would love to have a tablet, and would, on occasion, probably read a book on it, but that’s not what I want the tablet for. Both of my children love to read. My daughter likes ebooks, but prefers real books. My son doesn’t use an ereader that I know of, and he collects books like I do. He actually has a budget allotted from his paycheck for books. 😀

  2. andy1076

    February 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Reblogged this on My story to you...

    • Lissa

      February 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      Dead end…page can’t be found 😦

      • andy1076

        February 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        Wha!? lemme try again, *Evil glare at wordpress*

      • Lissa

        February 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm


      • andy1076

        February 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

        Ta Da!

      • andy1076

        February 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

        It wouldn’t let me reblog again so I pressed it, sheesh wordpress I tell ya

  3. andy1076

    February 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Holding a book for me, It just feels right from the author to the reader. 🙂

    • Lissa

      February 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      I feel the same way! 😀

  4. imthatkay

    February 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I’m sure your house closely resembles my mother’s! She lives in a 2 bedroom apartment and after I moved out, she went book crazy and turned my old bedroom into her library. I think she’s up to 4 or 5 six-foot shelves that are absolutely full – all organized by genre, then furthermore by author, of course! 🙂

    • Lissa

      February 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      My dining room has been converted into my space/office/study (whatever you want to call it) and I have 2 regular bookcases and 1 small one, then in the hallway I have a large bookcase. As soon as my son moves out (he has about 1 1/2 years left until he gets his degree, then he’s going in the military) I’ll make his room my study, and it will be filled with bookcases and book shelves. I’ll hang shelves on the wall above my desk, and have bookcases on each side of my desk, and I’ll finally have my own little library 😀 But for now my bookcases are spread out.

      • imthatkay

        February 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm

        That sounds like a great plan you have!

  5. ssrijana

    February 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    reading same as you a “real” book


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