I love paper books. I love being able to scan my shelves, peruse the colors and sizes, felt the heft in my hand. Books are perfect for sunbathing, and for baths. E-readers are not. The character of an individual work is reduced strictly to words on a screen, as elemental as they can become before thought. No texture, light reflecting on paper, ruffled edges, slippery dust jacket. And yet the lure of being able to take a library in my purse, of being able to read works not published in traditional formats, or advanced copies of books draws me in. It doesn’t mean I’ve switched, just needed to open up to more options. And really, really got tired of hauling a backpack full of books through airports.
- action animals-and-people anti-hero apocalypse arc assassin Audie Award audio book auto/biography awards beautiful language brain food chick-lit childrens classic comic/graphic DNF dystopia Edgar Award epic fantasy fairy tale fantasy favorites female lead female leadale lead fiction five star food four star health heist horror hot mess Hugo /nom humor literary fiction llama-drama Locus /nom meh military fantasy/sci-fi multi-culti my library mystery myth Nebula /nom net galley non-fiction novella opinion paranormal romance photography picture popcorn romance sci-fi science se series shaman shapeshifters short stories short story steampunk supernatural mystery thriller time period fantasy travel urban fantasy vampires video game fantasy witches yawn young adult yuck zombie
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