Saturday, 22 February 2014

For the love of books...

I'm feeling a little rough around the edges today...nursing a nasty cold. There is only one thing for it...


























 Oh yes I do...I believe in well thumbed pages, printer's ink on paper...not gadgets and gizmos, for they fail to lift my romantic soul...




 Don't get me wrong...if reaching for a Kindle means that my child is going to explore and embrace the written word, then that's a good thing. Whether it's a hardback or an iBook, as long as they develop a nose for exploring the freedom that fiction and fantasy can bring, I don't really mind. But for me, nothing beats a proper book...I'm a little old fashioned like that...







But imagine my delight, when my eleven year old's face lit up in the thrift shop...She had discovered a book from her favourite Enid Blyton series...printed in 1951. She insisted on spending all her pocket money on a well-loved book! Well, this little apple doesn't fall far from the tree!


























I'm off to bury my nose in a book now...Till we meet again!

Blessings
Tania ♥

5 comments:

  1. Loved this! Enjoy your time with your books and I hope you emerge feeling much better.

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  2. Hi Tania, it's lovely to see a child with their nose in a book! I remember when I used to spend all my pocket money on Enid Blyton books too ... a Kindle just doesn't cut the mustard I'm afraid!

    Love this post ...

    From one bookworm to another xxx

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  3. So lovely! and totally agree with you! Nice to see you have one of my favourite books..ever..''Little Women''! that,and ''What Katy Did'',got me through my childhood ! :)

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  4. Goodness, yes! I am a devoted fan of printed books and will be so long as I'm drawing breath. There is just no comparing to holding a physical book in your hand, savouring its weight, aroma, the feeling of the paper under your fingertips, every last element of it has been a part of the human experience for centuries.

    Sending tons of healing well wishes your way,
    ♥ Jessica

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  5. Hi Tania,

    The books by Enid Blyton where my favourites as well when I was your daughters age :-)! She has a good taste :-) Like you I prefer a 'real book' over a kindle edition. I suppose it's the romance of it all :-)

    Hope you will feel better soon. Take care!

    Madelief x

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