You crack me up Mark! Trust me, even if I was living in a van down by the river I’d pack lots of tremendous books so all would be well!! You would have loved the expo. Went to also get cover concepts ideas and just to bask in the creativity of others. It was dreamy. You would have been right at home:-)
You always make me laugh Mark:-) You would have loved it, th ecolors, the covers, the sheer visual, marketing genius. Got lots of ideas when I was there and there were tons of dog books! Even a few there with their humans. But none were pawthors like the lovely Ruby Red who you got the chance to work with.
Whew! I’m all outta breath! I just ran down to the river to see if there was a van parked there. There wasn’t. I’m much relieved… : )
I suppose anything that encourages reading is good (I got my start on the backs of cereal boxes when they used to have whole blocks of text), but I’m not ready to give up the tactile experience! Or the smell!
(Will Kindles some day come with “book smell” aromatic dispensers?? I don’t wanna hear it!)
The Expo sounds very cool. Not as dusty, dim, and musty as a used bookstore maybe, but hey, it’s tough to conjure up that kind of ambiance on a large scale… : )
Great post, spend your money on books, not vans!! : )
Thanks so much Deborah! Yes, well read is well fed. I once had someone tell me they wouldn’t read a book if it wasn’t an eBook. I suspect they hadn’t read a book in many years:-) Thanks for being a lover of books, reading and thinking and for your “like” and tremendous comment on my blog. Very much appreciated. Can’t wait to check you out and find out the meaning of the Closet Monster!
So let’s not argue over whether we are Kindle spirits when all that matters is that we are kindred spirits.
Oh, how I love this line!
I don’t have an e-reader because I don’t need another gadget in my life, but I do make certain to always have an ebook on my phone. My other senses aren’t engaged the same way as when I hold a traditional book in my hands, but my mind is every bit as engaged in the stories being told. Whether I read on my phone or in a more traditional format, I’ve gained the knowledge and insight to discuss the book with another who’s read it, regardless of the format in which it reached them . . . not that I’d thought it quite like that before reading this post!
LOL, next year then!
Sounds fantabulous!! I woulda gone, but I had my nose inna book. Ironic, eh?? : )