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Nov 3Liked by Johnny B. Truant

Strange. I've loved digital books since I bought my first and am frustrated that more art books are EXCLUSIVELY traditional publishing. A few of the reasons I gladly left paper behind: I live in Japan and we space is a premium. I have bad eyesight and being able to change font... BIG GAME CHANGER. I love having literally hundreds of books at my fingertips anywhere any time, and being able to switch in heartbeat if I grow bored. I HATE ruining books with dirt, broken spines, spills, rot over time -- Japan is bad for book rot -- and on. I don't begrudge people paper books, but I still wonder why they cling to them. In the end, I feel just as connected to the stories and music (I buy digital music, no more CDs for me, and I never owned a record player, though I still have a few vinyl records from my teenage years). In the end though, I hope people who love paper will understand that there are some really excellent reasons to love digital as well, for some of us, it's necessary. And while I don't hear "negative" comments about digital books, I do sometimes feel people let others know they ONLY read paper in rather elitist ways. Though I'm sure they don't really mean to be snobby, it often comes off that way.

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God help me

It hope it’s 70% true

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Kindle got me back into reading fiction. But then I aborted for paper. I love the feel and the smell. I also revert to childhood where I’m quietly proud to see the thick pinch of pages I’ve successfully read.

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Nov 3Liked by Johnny B. Truant

I absolutely resonate with this and prefer a printed book over reading on device. We are searching for connection and tangible things do offer us something the digital world can’t. I’d rather write a letter with pencil on paper. Something about it.

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