Sunday, 28 May 2017

Books: Objects of Beauty

Oh dear, I have so many draft posts on my posting page it is just not funny. Alas, 'multi-tasking' has become like a swear word to me. It reminds me of all the things I'd like to do (like posting on this blog) and need to do (like cleaning the shower) but never in the busy flurry of life/jobs/schools/sport quite get around to doing any more... Fortunately I mostly still manage to:
a) feed the kids, and
b) collect books.

I got so excited about some of my latest bookish finds that I told the kids there was no dinner tonight, and sat down to post this instead.

LOL. Only joking (kind of).

So according to this article in the Guardian, the Kindle is fast becoming obsolete. Cue mad Bertha Rochester laughing by real book lovers everywhere (it can't just be me, surely?!!) Their clunky and decidedly un-hip technology it turns out, doesn't provide readers with the same memorable and enjoyable sensory experience of reading an actual physical book. It seems that turning real pages is actually an integral part of the process of reading. Who knew?! And what's more, recall and memory are inextricably linked to viewing the printed word on the printed page (please note this schools!!  - but that's another post I hope to get to, one day).