|Fitness Book, Horror Book, Humorous Book|
actually having a printed book in my hands. Books have a smell that can't be replicated in an ebook, and while sometimes that could be a good thing, for me ... the "scent" of a book is part of the reading experience. My dad used to have a box of really old books, and those books smelled musty - not so nice, really, but whenever I pulled out one of them to read that musty smell somehow managed to remind me that I was reading a book that has existed for a really long time. New books have a smell too, but it isn't the same - they have a smell of newness about them.
|Books on photography, illustration, and art.|
For me, reading a book is more than just using my eyes to read and my mind to understand - it's about the experience in it's entirety and that includes some of my other senses. Digital book readers just don't do that for me.
So, for book fans everywhere, today I've got a "bunch of books". Most of these are more along the lines of reference, but there are a couple of "read me" books in the mix too.
|Books on collectible toys.|
|Edgar Rice Burroughs Books - the Mars series.|
|Cover art from Ballantyne Books, c. 1960s|
|Children's Folk and Fairy Tales|
When my grandchildren came along, we started again - with a lot of the books we still had from our own girls. My first granddaughter was totally taken with the Little Red Hen story; to the point that she could recite the story in the book from start to finish before she went to kindergarten. Today, as a teenager, that same girl is a voracious reader.