'Laws!' cried my friend again; the chain of my logic was ever too much for her.
-- from The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
I don't have anything against them, honestly, but I'm not planning on investing in a Kindle, or a Nook, or any kind of e-reader. I can see the advantages (especially right this minute), but I still want the kind of book with a cover, and pages you can turn, the ones that have always made where I live feel like home.
So when you see another traveler with headphones, in the airport or in the canton, she might be reading Jane Austen, or Agatha Christie, or a mystery from a writer (Louise Penny or Charles Todd) she's never read, or The Map of True Places (finally!), or the last few chapters of a Georgette Heyer (I was almost done with the book on CD). But please be nice...she'll also be wearing Merrells, and she's a little self-conscious about that.
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