on the occasion of the Kindle being available in Canada:
Books were invented to be read. READ THEM! Open them, smell them, hold them. Run your fingers along their spines. Give them as gifts, covet and cuddle and coddle them. ….
Books: the platform of imagination, theory, critique, thoughts-taking-form ………. All scintillatingly fit into one harmless little square of paper and ink; of smell and light.
BOOKS Are TANGIBLE! Make your reading experience tangible. Hold your book! Run your fingers on perforated pages; feel the glassy, glossy imprint of a sheen sheet between your fingers.
Or, alternatively, buy a piece of technology and download your words onto an unfeeling ipod. Who wants to curl up with a fireplace, a candle, a blanket and ….an ipod?
This holiday season buy your books from bookstores! Read books! … not files….
Save pdfs and the like for work and blogging and, you know, internet things…..
Books are for reading. Read them. Buy them.
You can’t fit an electric file into a stocking. …. ( perchance you can but not much fun, is it)
This Christmas BOYCOTT the Canadian Kindle, walk into your favourite bookstore and buy a real book.