Monday, July 18, 2011

Sad News

I just came back to my computer tonight after watching a movie and saw a headline proclaiming Borders Bookstores will be closing all their stores.  I am so disappointed.  I enjoyed going in the store and just browsing and finding new treasures. While I seldom had as much time as I would have liked the time I did get to spend was enjoyable and will certainly be missed. 

The closing of the Borders locations will  make it harder to purchase books.  I know, there will still be online merchants more than willing to send me my purchases,  but there's just something about being able to look at a book first to see if its what I really want.Plus buying from a store gives me my book right away!  I think that's important too.

I know there are many e books to choose from, but it just isn't the same.  First, you have to put down money to purchase the device and then you have to buy the books for it.  Besides, there is just something special about curling up with a book.  Some how I just can't imagine curling up with an electronic device. Besides, I think seeing a bookshelf filled with books is comforting.  I know I often find reading to be relaxing at the end of the day. 

I know you may not agree with me, and that's fine and I respect that, but I'm just saying what I feel.

I know things must change, but why does it seem like the best things change more.

1 comment:

  1. I am saddened too. Book stores are such a treasure... they're comforting and just... special. It's a shame that they are having such a hard time of it. My mom bought me an Kindle and I have finally started embracing it, but I still prefer having paper in my hands while I read. Of course, I still haven't full embraces digitally downloading music either, I still like to have the CD with case and everything. (I should say that I do like the fact that I can have so many books - or albums - on my digital device and it doesn't take up so much room in my home, that's the one good thing I've found!)