I signed up for a new website newsletter this morning. My reward for this approval to clutter my email box each week was an e-book. Now not only will my email box be cluttered by they want to clutter my computer harddrive as well. I’m not sure how you feel about e-books, whether on the computer or on a Kindle. I guess I’m a little old fashioned. I prefer to hold a book in my hand and feel the paper between my fingers as I turn the page. Yes I know that only adds to cluttering up my study with books. But I also like to walk in there and see them. I consider them “friends” and like the fact that they keep me company. I am not old fashion about all new methods of the electronic world. I was fine with getting rid of my typewriter that I had to change the ribbon on for a computer word processor. And I am VERY glad to be rid of a landline (although we still have one – I just don’t answer it). I’m ecstatic at the creation of texting instead of talking because I hate talking on the phone. I’m pleased with the opportunity to email someone a note, letter or invitation because I have a difficult time writing thanks to certain physical ailments. But a book? A book isn’t just about taking in knowledge. It’s about caressing the pages, holding the book, thumbing through the book, smelling the various scents it has picked up over it’s travels that got it to my hands…You don’t get any of that with dragging your finger across a computer screen to turn a “page”.