Saturday, March 19, 2011

One More Argument for Ebooks

I made the mistake of picking up a handful of old paperback books at my local library's book sale, only to open them up and be smacked in the sinuses with that rotting paper smell.  I instantly developed a headache.  I've been trying to figure out how to read these books without getting sick, but after about two pages of reading, my head is throbbing.  I could take an antihistamine, but that combined with reading would put me to sleep.  I'm afraid I may have to toss my purchases in the trash and just be happy with making a donation to my library.  Live and learn.  If any of the books can hold my interest for two pages, I'll search for them on ebook sites and save my sinuses by downloading them there.


Kittie Howard said...

Enjoyed your post. This time last year I probably would have said, hmmm, I don't think so. But I have a Kindle now and, quite honestly, can't imagine life without one. I'm slowly giving away books long-held dear. It's so much easier to keep books on my Kindle. This is not to say I'll never buy a book again - I particularly enjoy a lovely coffee table book, art books and the like. But books to read and dust, no, I don't think so.

Cheryl Ann said...

Awwwww....come on! I LOVE the smell of rotten, old pages! (...NOT!...) I'm getting more used to reading things online, since that seems to be where I spend most of my time! I'm interested in following your ebook journey!