Being kids, it seems like once we finally learn how to read we have conquered the world (once after learning to spell Mississippi of course, and backwards if you were an over achiever like myself). I had my fair share of favorite books from Junie B. Jones, The Baby Sitters Club, Roald Dahl, Harry Potter and much more.
People tend to say quite frequently "The book was so much greater than the movie." There is that overwhelming sensation while reading a book and feeling like each character in the novel was more than just a character, they were a part of you. Reading gives you inspiration, will power, and motivation to never give up. If someone were to ask you how a book smelt that had never smelt one before how would you tell them? Have you ever asked yourself that? Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. For instance a certain flower or a puff of smoke can bring up experiences... long forgotten. Books smell-musty and rich. When I truly love a book I want to touch its pages, see how the words linger in the print, and yes, I want to smell it.
There has been so much heap and excitement about the new kindles. There have been countless times where I have thought of myself using one because of how convenient it would be. However, I just could never bring myself to do it. Kindles dont, nor ever will have the magic of books. Therefore I read, I do not kindle.