04 October 2008

It's the only thing




From the moment the download of Austen's Sense and Sensibility was completed, I had tried to inveigle myself into finishing the entire e-book within a week. But the week turned into months and I wasn't even able to get past chapter one. And I thought, I ought to give myself a reprieve and extended the reading challenge the entire summer. Having submitted myself to the artifice of horizontal and deskbound positions with disappointing to nil progress, I conceded defeat.


And accepted the fact that there's no next best thing to feeling the book against your palm while curled up in bed or sitting in your favorite squashy wing chair.




4 comments:

-Canadian Friend- said...

a dandy nerd that you are!

Issa Jimenez said...

ha-ha-ha. weren't you the founder of this club?!

Raymund said...

no doubt... esp. the feel and touch as well as the smell of the book makes us more willingly to finish a book....

e-reading??? I still can't grasp that idea of pure reading..

Issa Jimenez said...

right on, raymund!

getting a whiff of paper while turning a page adds to the suspense/melancholy/thrill of what you are reading and e-reading is bereft of such pleasure..

 
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