It's no secret that I love books. I love the feel of them, the smell of them, the sound of them as I turn the pages. I love to haunt thrift stores and garage sales to find treasures among the bookshelves. (To feed my reading addiction, I have to bargain hunt for books. Who can afford them retail?)
I hear about alien people who don't have books in their homes. (Really? How do they live?) And I grieve for them. How do they learn? How do their children learn? In our world of instant gratification, sound bytes, and other such things, I am still, and will always be, a book-lover.
That is not to say that I don't appreciate electronic readers. They provide an important service. But they will never replace books. At least, not for me.
So, for today, I am grateful for books.