I love to read. Have I said that before? :) Just checking. I go into a store like Borders and I could spend 5 hours in there. I find myself going there when I'm feeling blue and it perks me right up. I love the smell of the books, and the way they look in nice little categorized rows. I love everything about Borders, except the prices. I go through great lengths to avoid buying books (or anything really) there.
Sure I go there and look through all the merchandise. I pick out a book I want, and then I come home go onto Amazon and buy it. I guess I'm not the only one who does this because they are struggling to stay open. It seems Borders bleak future is accompanied by Barnes & Noble and Waldenbooks stores as well.
Long story short, pretty quick here we won't have any book stores left. And I am one of the millions of American's to blame. I don't want to pay Borders book prices, when I can go on Amazon and get the same book for $5 less. It makes no sense for me to shop at Borders. But it doesn't mean I want it to go away. I guess I can't have it both ways. It makes me want to run over to Borders now and enjoy it while I have it!
As bookstores seem to be on they way out, I can't help but think that actual books are soon to follow. I'm old fashioned, so no Nooks or Kindles for me. Yet anyway.
I like the way a book feels in my hands. I like to look at how many pages I've read when I'm near the end and have that feeling of accomplishment. I like the way a brand new book smells, like it's hot off the press. A Nook can't give you that (unless they are making scented Nooks? Correct me if I'm wrong...)
I'm sure I'll end up getting one eventually, likely because I won't have a choice. Bookstores and actual books seem to be on the way out. I guess I either need to learn to adjust or find a new hobby!
Waiting for James to arrive!
3 years ago