(For those of you considering abolishing "real" books from your life in favour of a (no!) e-reader, I present you with a few essentials to live by...)
How to Enjoy Books
(this is one of our book shelves, with my current book that I'm enjoying: "Wildwood" written b y Colin Meloy and illustrated by Carson Ellis)
Step 3: Find a book that interests you. It may be the topic, the title or even the cover art. Pick out the book and hold it in your hands.
Step 4: Pass your hand across the front of the book. Feel the finishing of the book, the weight of it in your hands. Is it a light book, or is it extremely heavy (meaning the possibility for a very lengthy and amazing read). Does the cover have bumps or art that feels different?
Step 5: Read the description at the back and check for an author's photo. You never know, it may sway your decision.... seriously.
the beautiful illustrations in the book caught my imagination
And... the ultimately most important part of the Book Adventure:
You might call me a huge weirdo, but different types of books have different scents. Some pages smell like chemicals, some like older paper. Library books have their own special smell (umm, I am not a fan honestly lol).
Books are so much more than the story inside. Having a real paper book has Seven essential steps before we even get to the Story World waiting inside. E-readers.... they can't even compare.
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