i’ve tried to leave several times. that new, flashy (well, matte white finished) kindle calls and calls. leaves messages. beckons with it’s potential. and yet, i keep running back to . . . the physical book.
i came across this in my daily trawling of that darn internet thing. it’s an article on the millions website, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite book-related websites. it compares the book covers of US and UK releases. very interesting. i even played a little game comparing which one i liked better with the columnist’s choices. and then, of course, i started thinking of the books i’ve bought over the years simply based on their covers. or the blurb on the back. or the synopsis on the inside cover. yea, i know, you can get that from the online description but it’s just . . . not. . . quite . . . the . . . same. [sigh]
and then i found another article on the millions website. this time about, guess what? deckled edge pages. which, faithful reader, you will recall i mentioned in my previous post, cutting edge vs. deckle edge. yes FAITHFUL reader, you DID read my last post, didn’t you? i’m sure you did – i apologize for that last outburst.
so, maybe i’m not ready to go gently into that good night of e-books and e-readers. not yet, anyway. not when there are so many talented artists out there who are giving us reasons to open a book, simply by illustrating it on a book cover. and speaking of illustrating, what about all those pictures books out there with illustrators like loren long and jerry pinckney, and tasha tudor and, and, and . . .
hey, sounds like the makings of another blog posting. until then . . .
happy reading . . . no matter the format.