Saturday, January 26, 2008

PhotoHunt 94/1: Old-fashioned



With (almost) everything now available instantaneously online in multimedia format, books would seem to be on their way out. But there is still something amazing about the feel of words at your fingertips, the way they flow from a physical page, how the plot unfurls from the paper, as the protagonists' voices resound in the reader's imagination and the latter completes the author's writing process...

Our mini-library at home will never run out of space for new books.

(Starting today, I'm joining the weekly PhotoHunt. Wish me luck hehe More photos in the weeks to come.)

23 comments:

  1. I agree that there is something about having books in your hands that can't be replaced by digital information. Lovely shot of your books. Welcome to photohunters. I enjoy participating in this activity myself. Hope you have a pleasant weekend.

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  2. Ya rite. I've tried reading an entire book using a PDA under e-book. The feeling is complete different. Nothing beats the feeling of having a real book and settling down reading it.

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  3. Oh, I agree. There is nothing like curling up with a good book.

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  4. When I pick up a good book, I literally cannot put it down, no matter how long it takes me to finish. There is no way I could read an ebook for hours, so for me it could never ever take the place of a real, bricks-and-mortar book. Great photohunt post -- mine is on a similar theme, i.e. digital photos versus the old-fashioned kind!

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  5. I love books too but have run out of space long ago, despite buying more bookshelves. Now they are on the floor and every surface.
    Welcome to Photo Hunt.

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  6. @carver, jmb- thanks for the welcome!

    to everyone- thanks for agreeing that books rule, the advent of Amazon Kindle and Sony e-book reader notwithstanding =]

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  7. Welcome to the photo hunters! And very nice take on the theme:)

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  8. I would think on the same terms as you....but if you notice the libraries and the bookstores....even today with the knowledge at your keyboard ----the stores/libraries are jammed packed. And I don't think I'd ever stop buying a 'good read'!!!!

    My 'old fashioned' is posted, hope you can drop by and visit with me too, I love visitors!!!

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  9. reading a book is one of life's luxuries I wouldn't want to give up. definitely more gratifying that reading online.

    great photohunt. astig!

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  10. Great pic! I feel the same about books. I've read severeal e-books, and always felt incomplete after. Nothing beats a real book.

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  11. Welcome to the Photo Hunt! :) Terrific photo! Both of our humans love books and reading. Books are just so much more portable than e-books, even with PDAs and other electronic gadgets. They can always run out of power, but a book doesn't!

    Dragonheart & Merlin

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  12. Yes you are right. People likes to read in the net than in books.

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  13. It will always be books for me, books that I can feel and smell the pages while I read them. I haven't tried e-books.

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  14. There is nothing more satisfying for me than the smell of books on my hands :)

    Mine's up too!

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  15. Old Fashion China cabinet. We have one back home too. My sister still got it. Happy weekend!

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  16. I'll never give up my hands on books. Happy hunting...

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  17. Books! Great take on the theme! I thought about featuring a pen and some stationary - since actually writing letters anymore is pretty old fashioned. But I chose something else instead.

    Great choice and welcome to The Hunt1

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  18. We love good old fashioned books around here.

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  19. wonderful interpretation of the theme - you're absolutely right, you can't curl up with a good... computer? lol - books will never be out in my world.

    My old-fashioned photo is here if you get a chance.

    have a nice weekend and welcome to the Photo Hunt!

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  20. Welcome to PhotoHunt! I love books, too, but had to give loads away to a charity shop, as I ran out of space for them. Have a lovely weekend!

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  21. welcome to PH. :) have to agree that i love flicking the pages of a book when i read n am not an online book fan. :) we've got loads of books too but dont have the heart to give them away.

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  22. Thanks again for the PH welcome everyone! Looking forward to the next hunt =] visit again soon!

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