Posted 9 years ago
Ok, I get it....we have technology. Press a button and a book appears; can't find what you want, GOOGLE it. Yeah, easy-peasy. HOWEVER, nothing can replace the feel of a book in your hands--the roughness of the pages, the smell of old paper, the thought that at least one, but probably a handful or more, of people have enjoyed the exact book that you are holding in your hands! My 10 year old wants a Kindle and I will not budge. I will buy any book she would like (as evidenced by the wall of books in her room), but I refuse to let technology take over the simple joy of reading a book!
And now that I have climbed off of my soapbox, here's what a dollar buys you these days (yep, one single, solitary dollar)...
Life and Teachings of Jesus, copyright 1898
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, copyright 1886, with a signature on the inside cover that reads "D L Love, Sep. 1896"
My Church, A Yearbook of the Augustana Synod of North America, dated 1938. The inside cover has this note--"LaVorne Kuppig Perfect Attendance at Church for Four Years, Trinity Lutheran Sunday School, Wilbur N. Paturquists Pastor, Omaha, March 5, 1939".
Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower, copyright 1948
A Book of English Literature, dated 1927, with a signature on the inside cover that reads "Helen B. Baker, University of Arizona, Tucson, Sept. 15th, 1927"
I just love the history in these books! How do ya put that into a Kindle?!