Oh no no don’t get me wrong, I love books, too. I love book smell; I love book history. I just absolutely hate people who are really shitty about eReaders and think there’s absolutely nothing positive about them. I hate the people who act like the advent of the eBook equals the death of publishing rather than the natural evolution of it. I hate people who can’t recognize the merits of an ebook simply because it does not smell like an old book. It’s a lovely smell, one of my favorites and the reason why I have a ton of bookshelves… But ebooks have their place and are merely the future of information distribution.
I have spent most of today working on a essay about the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan.
I am currently surrounded by library books about Teo. And even though Sara may give me crap for saying this, but I heart old book smell and wasting time imagining the past lives and readers of these beautiful used books.