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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.)

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23 Comments:

Blogger Carver said...

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.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger napaboaniya said...

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.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Barbara H. said...

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

Saturday, January 26, 2008 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger Bonggamom said...

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!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 1:49:00 PM  
Blogger jmb said...

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.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 4:01:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

@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 =]

Saturday, January 26, 2008 5:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Yen said...

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

Saturday, January 26, 2008 7:36:00 PM  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

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!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 7:48:00 PM  
OpenID monaco said...

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!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:02:00 PM  
Blogger Theodwyn said...

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

Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:04:00 PM  
Blogger Dragonheart & Merlin said...

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

Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:22:00 PM  
Anonymous genny said...

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

Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:39:00 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

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.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:48:00 PM  
Anonymous sasha said...

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

Mine's up too!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 9:29:00 PM  
Blogger Utah Mommy said...

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

Saturday, January 26, 2008 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger ellen b. said...

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

Saturday, January 26, 2008 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger PastorMac's Ann said...

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

Sunday, January 27, 2008 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

We love good old fashioned books around here.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 12:28:00 AM  
Blogger marianne said...

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!

Sunday, January 27, 2008 2:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Siani said...

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!

Sunday, January 27, 2008 4:10:00 AM  
Blogger Jersey - The Furry Diva said...

Welcome to the hunt - I´m a bookworm ;)

Sunday, January 27, 2008 4:24:00 AM  
Anonymous mistyeiz said...

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.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:22:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

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

Monday, January 28, 2008 9:00:00 PM  

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