I have in the past professed a desire never to give up my physical paper books in favor of an e-reader. I was quite adamant about it. Not quite two years ago I said it thus:
I’ll probably cave at some point and then I’ll be eating my words, but for now, I’ll revel in my own stubborn desire for the smell and feel of well-worn books, lugging around heavy packs and getting ink all over my fingers. If I change my mind, I’ll let you know!
Well, the tide has turned, my mind has changed, and I am letting you know: I have acquired a brand new e-reader. Now, don’t worry – I’m not giving up my endless bookshelves. I will still have ink stained, dog-eared pages of philosophy and theology scattered around me at every turn. I’m just adding another facet to my reading habits.
I’ve got it all set up with every public domain book I ever wanted to acquire, and bound in a fancy leather cover, and my, is it ever convenient.
So here I am, in the 21st Century, reading books on a screen – and quite happy to eat my words.