don't you love it when a writer explains something that's been in your heart, but that you've never been able to adequality express? well, here are my thoughts on printed books versus electronic books:
"one of the many things i love about bound books is their sheer physicality. electronic boks live out of sight and out of mind. but printed books have body, presence. sure, sometimes they'll elude you by hiding in improbable places: in a box full of old picture frames, say, or in the laundry basket, wrapped in a sweatshirt. but at other times they'll confront you, and you'll literally stumble over some tomes you hadn't thought about in weeks or years. i often seek electronic books, but they never come after me. they may make me feel, but i can't feel them. they are all soul with no flesh, no texture, and no weight. they can get in your head but can't whack you upside it."
-- the end of your life book club by will schwalbe