A few years ago, I used to go to the library two or three times a week. I couldn't stand to pass the library without going into the building and getting books out. When I've ever moved house, I've had four locality requirements. I would have to be near a supermarket, a bus stop, a Post Shop, and a library.
Then I bought a Kindle Reader. Now I probably visit the library only once or twice a month because I am soooooo hooked on my Kindle. It's addictive. And expensive.
"But I love the tactile feeling of a book!" A friend throws her hands up in horror. She is stunned that I could abandon print and paper so easily. "I love feeling the crisp pages," she says.
Yes, I am definitely looked on as some sort of traitor against a cause.
And today I was chatting to a stranger, sort of in passing, and I mentioned my Kindle addiction.
He said, in all seriousness, "Who reads anymore?" Apparently, television, streaming, On Demand, Netflix were all more important to this guy.
So, I'm old-fashioned nowadays for reading my Kindle? Oh dear, how sad ..
(This piece of writing brought to you by one-fingered typing on my Kindle Fire)