So, I finally gave in.
I took advantage of Amazon Prime Day and bought a Kindle Paperwhite.
I didn’t want to, but I had to: my apartment is tiny and there’s no more room for books.
The reason I didn’t want a Kindle is that I’ve always loved books – not just the words they contain, but also their physicality, their feel in my hands.
Growing up, I could spend hours in bookstores. Just being among books made me feel good. All those spines, and covers, and the smell of new pages…
Pages… Did you know that Kindle ebooks don’t have page numbers? All you see is the percentage read, so instead of seeing, say, page 62, you’ll see, like, 20%. How cold and scientific is that? A book is a work of art (sometimes, LOL!), not a lab experiment… I want my page numbers back, for God’s sake! [Wait! I’ve just found out while editing the post that you can actually get page numbers to show if the publisher included them in the book file. PHEW!]