I don’t know about you guys but I prefer to buy actual books. I know that e-books and audio books are cheaper alternatives and convenient, but nothing beats the genuine article. The smell of the pages, the crisp feeling of a new book. I like to see my books lined up on my shelf. I may be old-fashioned but I never really got into e-books. Sometimes I like to go to the bookstore and just look around. Browsing. Sometimes I don’t buy anything. I just like being around books. I used to read a lot when I was little. My sister and I loved to go to the library to borrow books. I remember reading those Nancy Drew novels my mom read when she was younger. As I got older and school became more hectic, I stopped reading. I’ve become lazy to read which it quite upsetting since I used to love to read. Now I’m more into mangas because they are quick reads. I do have the Harry Potter books from last Christmas. I will try to get through them. I started to read the first book and I’m loving it already.
Since e-books are more popular, I worry about the existence of bookstores. I feel like they’re going to disappear one day. They’ve already gotten rid of the Borders in the mall where I live. I keep looking to see if they are going to open another one but that spot is still empty. I guess this is just the trend that we’re all going to have to get used to. And it’s not only that it’s happening now. It’s been happening for a while. I just hope that the Barnes & Noble near me doesn’t close down.