As an ardent bibliophile, I felt compelled to share this. Physical books are a sacred thing, yes even trashy paperback romance novels (well, maybe not romance novels… but you get the point). Books need to physically exist. Books need to be handled, read and loved. Go love a book today!

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

Regular readers of this blog and those who’ve kindly subjected themselves to my books will know that I’m a huge Jurassic Park fan. I love the book, I love the movie and even though I’m a total coward who wouldn’t get on a rollercoaster if I was told there’d be a million dollars waiting for me at the other end of it, I braved Universal Studios Jurassic Park River Ride just to see the JP view from the lazy boat ride bit that came before the 80 foot drop.

The first edition jacket design of Jurassic Park.

I love Jurassic Park because it’s one of the first adult books I ever read and I can clearly remember reading it—or trying to; it was 1993 and I was only 11 —in the little caravan my parents used to have installed by the sea. It’s not Pulitzer Prize-winning literature or anything…

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  1. I’m with you. I love physical books. My dream home is book-lined. Technology is a fine thing, but I have no interest in getting an e-reader at this point. There’s a wonderful quote I’ve seen floating around, I think from Stephen Fry, who said something about e-readers making books obsolete in the same way that elevators made stairs obsolete. 🙂

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