Why is holding a book not holding a Kindle?

Finishing The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman took all of my reading/writing time this morning. I guess that’s OK. I highly recommend the book – and, if you have no idea what it’s about, that’s OK. Neither did I, and that was part of the adventure of it.

I’m glad I read it as a paperback. (And by the way I never may have heard of this book without visiting and browsing through a bookstore one day last winter.)

I haven’t picked up my Kindle or tablet since I started reading Dandelion Wine about a month ago.

There’s something in those facts that I know but can’t quite understand how to say. It’s more than “paper books are more real.” But that’s a starting place.


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Wordsmith, journalist and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, and a couple of cats.