Saturday, January 30, 2010

The written word

While going through my google reader the other day, I came across this post made by my lovely cousin. She brought my attention to a movement dedicated to keep the printed word alive.
With the advent of the internet, the kindle, and now the ipad, newspapers, magazines and books are having a hard time. This makes me so sad! My parents subscribe to 2 newspapers that I at least flip through everyday and read in depth on Sundays (LA Times Image and Travel sections - I love you!) Plus I subscribe to 10 magazines (yes, 10!). And on top of all that, I adore reading. Always have, always will. I go to Borders so often, I think some people think I work there. (Side note - I read online (how ironic) about the fact that Borders is in serious danger of closing soon-ish. I hope not!) So while I think the internet is amazing and I use it often, I really hope books never become a thing of the past. I don't want to be describing to my grandchildren how there used to be things called libraries, and they smelled amazing, and how good old books used to crack a little when you opened them.
So therefore...

Read the Printed Word!

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