Maybe I’m wrong……….but
I don’t want a Kindle, I love books, I’ve loved books since I was old enough to hold one and turn the pages, I love the feel, the smell and the sheer look of a book. I can’t settle down to sleep till I’ve read at least a couple of pages of my current one.
Obviously at first they had to have pictures till I could read, I was a forward child and always wanted to know , who, what, why and where. When I was about four I was evacuated when the war started with my brother, he was twelve, though I was so young I was sent to school, now school in those days was nothing like what it is now, you went there to learn, We sat in rows with our hands on the desk in front of you, as I was the youngest [and the smallest] I was at the front of the class, very handy for the teacher to rap my knuckles with a ruler for not paying attention. It made me pay attention all right,, I didn’t find learning a chore but to be honest paying attention was.
I look back on that early experience of school and am grateful to these dedicated teachers, most children in my generation learned to read, write and add up and the majority passed the exams necessary to go on to higher education.
Getting back to reading,
I read everything I could get my hands on, always having a book to hand, Christmas and birthdays was presents of books.
I still like books with pictures, and will look at the pictures first then go on to the word.
I go to the library regularly and love nothing better than coming home with an armful of books. I’d go through phases of maybe Historical novels, Social history, nature , right now I’ve been devouring my way through Autobiographies, and Biographies, As they’ve usually got pictures it satisfies both aspects of my pleasure. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not solely a frivolous reader, I do like to read books that further knowledge.
\Now the library is free at the point of use, and I can get up to ten books at a time, out of that six – eight or so, I may only find two that I read cover to cover, now if I had to buy these books to view on a kindle it would be a bit of an expense., as far as I’m aware books can be anything from £1.99 upwards, but it is wasted money of you don’t like it, also, once I’ve read a book, I seldom read it again unless it’s exceptional, and that would be at least five years later. Well as I said, Maybe I’m wrong…. but I think people will always like books.