What’s The Future For Reading?

How do you see the future of reading?  What would you buy?

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About Steve

An author since the age of 13 years, writing again dominates my activities. My "Imagineer-ing" blog is my primary site. Also: Beginner knitter since November 2010. Favourite knitting techniques: cable and lace. Beginner cross stitcher. Beginner jewellery maker. With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure. He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine. After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine. When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave. For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can. While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story. Posted by Son Damien

2 thoughts on “What’s The Future For Reading?

  1. Difficult to answer! I would put E-books for sure and second-hand paper books. Bought from Second hand bookshops. I love old bookshops and cafes and can think of nothing better than spending hours in one! That’s why I don’t buy second-hand books from Amazon! We need the little independent bookshops!

    • DO you know, Nick? I’ve no idea why I forgot to give proper second-hand bookshops! I’m shamed! I was always an addict, and there’s a great one not too far from where we live despite being in a different town. Problem I have now is it’s so difficult to get around in my wheelchair 😦 I’ll admit to giving in a couple of times and buying from Amazon – after waiting several years in hopes that the books I wanted (usually long out of print and by dead authors!) would materialise in a bookshop. Sadly, five years or more is just too long so I grabbed them when they did appear on Amazon… But I do agree! Second-hand bookshops need to be preserved at all costs!

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