Book Love - Wil Wheaton Edition

Just some book love in the words of Wil Wheaton, I strongly recommend reading his entire post, but the last few paragraphs just hit me as beautiful.

Excerpt from the quietest and most constant of friends,

"I love my eBooks. I love the convenience of having a book sync across all of my various devices, always at my fingertips wherever I am and whenever I need it (unless I’m on an airplane; a stupid and pointless rule that really needs to be changed). I love the instant gratification that comes with buying a book and reading it within minutes after hearing about it, without ever leaving the chair I was already sitting in. As an author who exists primarily on the Internet, I’ve made a very good living due in no small part to eBooks.

And yet.

And yet there is a romance and a power and a beauty and a permanence and a sense of reality that actual printed books have, which also does not translate to electronic format for me.

I haven’t read nearly as many books this year as I wanted to, partially because I’ve been very busy, partially because I discovered Minecraft, partially because I spend more time creating than I do consuming … but I have to admit it’s all mostly because an eReader sitting on a nightstand doesn’t say “pick me up and read me” the same way a book does … which is exactly what this book next to me is saying right now."

Wheaton, W. the quietest and most constant of friends. Retrieved December 29, 2012, from
http://wilwheaton.net/2012/12/the-quietest-and-most-constant-of-friends/

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