Ruby and Tango

Ruby and Tango
Me 'n' Ruby and of course Tango

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Maybe I'm wrong....but.

I don't want a Kindle, I love books, I've loved books since I was old enough to hold one and turn the pages,  I love the feel, the smell and the sheer look of a book.  I can't settle down to sleep till I've read at least a couple of pages of my current one.
Obviously at first they had to have pictures till I could read, I was a forward child and always wanted to know , who, what, why and where. When  I was about four I was evacuated  when the war started with my brother, he was twelve, though I was so young I was sent to school, now school in those days was nothing like what it is now, you went there to learn, We sat in rows with our hands on the desk in front of you, as I was the youngest [and the smallest] I was at the front of the class, very handy for the teacher to rap my knuckles with a ruler for not paying attention. It made me pay attention all right,, I  didn't find learning a chore but to be honest paying attention was.
I look back on that early experience of school and am grateful to these dedicated teachers, most children in my generation learned to read, write and add up and the majority passed the exams necessary to go on to higher education.
Getting back to reading,
I read everything I could get my hands on, always having a book to hand, Christmas and birthdays was presents of books.
I still like books with pictures, and will look at the pictures first then go on to the word.
I go to the library regularly and love nothing better than coming home with an armful of books.  I'd go through phases of maybe Historical novels, Social history, nature , right now I've been devouring my way through Autobiographies, and Biographies, As they've usually got pictures it satisfies both aspects of my pleasure. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not solely a frivolous reader, I do like to read books that further knowledge.
\Now the library is free at the point of use, and I can get up to ten books at a time, out of that six - eight or so, I may only find two that I read cover to cover, now if I had to buy these books to view on a kindle it would be a bit of an expense., as far as I'm aware books can be anything from £1.99 upwards, but it is wasted money of you don't like it, also, once I've read a book, I seldom read it again unless it's exceptional, and that would be at least five years later. Well as I said, Maybe I'm wrong.... but I think people will always like books.

Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango and Ruby


  1. I have always been a voracious reader too, since I was a small child. Reading is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I have a Nook which is loaded with books but I do prefer holing a book in my hands.

  2. I only read books for knowledge as I am more a visual person(I think that's Why I became a photographer). Don't get me wrong I have read some awesome books that were not Educational.

  3. I think I will go to the library to see what books are available to my liking.

  4. Hi Arlene
    Interesting about the Kindle...I was very much against them and couldn't ever envisage me having one, but here where I live it was very hard to get books ( specially the sort that I like Autobiography's ) I invested in a Kindle but had a lot of trouble here with it keep dropping out of the sent it back and got a Kobo instead ( same sort of thing )
    My point is that I am really happy with it and it is great that I can download the sort of books I like,
    I do miss a paper back sometimes but I am getting used to the Kobo
    Enjoy your books, like you I couldn't live if I couldn't read

  5. When living in Wiltshire I used to love going to the Library (1998)I could spend at least an hour per week or more. Recipe books , music books, or what evr caught my eye.
    Nooks I'm a slow reader so it wouldn;'t be much good to me, Me thinks.
    Take care good to catch up. xx

  6. Meant to say Arlene I just Love your new backdrop so pretty with Easter in mind .
    Hugs to you and Ruby xx

  7. Hi Beth, thanks for your comment, and that you too like a book.

  8. Hi Horst, what an interesting reply and it could be quite apt, I never thought of it that way, maybe I like pictures because i paint.
    I'm sure you'll find several interesting books when you visit your library, go man, go :-)

  9. Hello Lo. Don't misread me, I'm not against eBooks in any shape nor form I haven't read or had any personal experience of one, I was just saying i love books so much that I couldn't envisage anything taking their place. But if in your position and couldn't get what I wanted from the library, I'd have to give in, please not.

  10. Hi Sheila, Glad I've got a like minded soul. If I'm tired I'm lucky if I manage three pages, if not I just carry on and on. Thanks for 'liking' my backdrop, I like it too. take care all and thanks for calling.

  11. I've always been a reader too. Love both books and my kindle. When done reading one with the kindle I just send it the archives if I didn't like it. Get many for nothing as they have those specials, so not to bad if you don't like it. So far not complaints, as most of my 180 are freebees. Others have been sent from friends and can get them loaned to the kindle from the library too. I usually have a book with me at all times. As the saying goes "Reading is Fundamental".


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