Barnes & Noble is up for sale.
I don't know about you, LDs, but I'm a dedicated bookie.
Bookie like foodie but with books.
I lovelovelove the smell of paper and inks; the tug of a slick cover on my fingers or the softness of a matte one; the crack I hear when I get a new book and the first thing I do is open the book to the approximate middle and crack the glue and hard paper of the spine *delicious shiver*; the taste of it in my hands.
I have a Reader app on my iPhone, but I'm a traditionalist at heart - I want physical, in-my-hand, fold-the-corners-down-to-keep-my-place-or-open-on-its-face paper book. I don't particularly relish the idea of having a Kindle or Nook or iPad or any other virtual reader that they might come out with.
What do you think, LDs?
I know that I could be perfectly content, going in to a BN (or Borders; I'm an equal opportunity book whore) at opening and staying all day long, reading.
You know, I just might have to check out the library (OMG, no I haven't done that yet...course I work all day, and that's not conducive to spending eight or so hours reading).
Book whores of the world, unite!
Heepwah, and be safe out there.