I seem to be caught in a balancing act between physical books and ebooks. I enjoy reading ebooks, and have read over half a dozen in the past year (The most recent is Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding. Loved it.). I also enjoy reading physical books, but I find them harder to hold comfortably, particularly the ones whose print runs into the gutter areas of the spine. What finally tips the contest in favor of ebooks, for me, is that I can make the print bigger in an ebook. That's a great thing, especially for "a person who has a certain number of birthdays," as my optometrist coyly states.
Yes, I see the wave of the future. More ebooks, fewer physical books. So here I am, very much behind the curve, launched wholeheartedly into an obsessive pastime of bookmaking. Go figure.
Here's the batch completed today:
While we're talking about books, you might like to see this video. It's an amazing stop-motion animation shot in a real live bookstore, with "real" books. Thanks, Jim, for sending me this one.