These are some of the shelves in the library at the school where I teach.
The library is small, our funds are limited, and some of the shelves sparse.
However, we have a super librarian who stretches her dollars well.
She also can order from other libraries most any book a student or teacher wants.
I check out most of my books from my small town library.
I carry a tote in and lug it out full of books.
I have resisted a Kindle or Nook,
because I wanted the feel of paper under my hands.
But during this past holiday's shopping trips
when I would take a break and sit,
I would think how nice it would be to have a Kindle,
because it would fit in my purse.
The book I was reading at the time was big and heavy
and thus waited in the car for me.
I thought my husband would laugh and tease me
if I asked for one for Christmas (not maliciously).
I'm not the brightest bulb when it comes to technology,
so I thought he would raise an eyebrow
since I've yet to master all the apps on my phone
or figure out every little detail of my camera.
Alas, he surprised me.
A mutual friend, who was a 'diehard' book fan,
succumbed to the Kindle and loves it.
His wife used his, loved it, and got herself one.
If voracious reader Leo prefers a kindle over a hardback,
well, that was enough for Mike.
I was puzzled at the wrapped package,
He bought an attractive cover for it.
Now, I will not be needing to head up to the library check out counter.
Of course there will be those books that I will want to write in and cherish,
such as Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts,
so Barnes and Noble will still get some business from me.
But for the most part when it comes to reading novels,
it's out with the old and in with the new.
For more on this theme, check out Francesca's.
Thanks Renee, for the topic.