My apologies to you all that I haven't been doing a lot of visiting recently. Amongst several other health issues I have what turns out to be a Chalazion (that's a type of cyst to you and me) on my eyelid which has made computing and reading painful.
Not that my eye has been the only problem, I have also had problems leaving comments on some of your blogs and though I have managed to contact several of you via other means (E-mail/FB) I still can't get in contact with JOAN so Joan, if you happen to be reading this, my sincere apologies, is it possible for me to get in touch with you any other way?
I promise I won't go on (well, not much anyway) as I think by now most of you know I prefer tree books (what a lovely expression) to E-books but I just had to post this extract from an article in which popular author JOANNA TROLLOPE has come out in favour of 'real' books. To read the full article, click HERE.
iPads and kindles will never replace the printed page , Joanna Trollope has suggested, because "you cannot love a library of e-books".
The best-selling author said it was impossible to furnish a room with a library of electronic novels in the same way as a study filled with bound works.
Nothing new in that idea, what did make me pause for thought was this next statement .......
She also claimed the rise of e-books was “homogenising” literature by putting the works of Leo Tolstoy (Russian author, essayist and philosopher wrote the epic novel War and Peace) and Katie Price (Glamour model turned author in as much as, if not actually written by her, her books were her idea, Katie's endeavours include several novels as well as several 'horsey' books for children and four autobiographies, none of which she has actually read) on the same screen.
Ugh, what an awful thought OR that's the beauty of E-books? You tell me.