In this high tech advanced world that we live in now, it
appears many may have forgotten books, or at least lost
touch with them for entertainment. We have television with
multitudes of channels and devices that allow you to record
programs and view them whenever you want so you can
basically have an unlimited supply of entertainment to
In a generation where virtually every household has a
computer with an internet connection, we can email, visit
chat rooms and more. There are chat rooms and websites on
every topic you can think of. So where does that leave
books in our lives?
What role do books play in your everyday life? Are they
dust-collectors on a library shelf? Do you pull them down
when you need to look for something or to find the
definition of unfamiliar text?
Unfortunately, books may have become less popular
the years. We now have magazines and newspapers to read
some people still get their daily reading. But many people
read much more than that or the TV Guide.
Books come in many different forms. We have
and hardcover and we have fiction and nonfiction. Some
are meant to be reference materials. Some books are meant
tell a story. When a person writes the story of their
life it is called an autobiography. A book written
someone else's life is a biography.
Books are written about famous places in the world- and
so famous places in the world. There are books about
presidents and governors and everyday people. There are
books about diseases and conditions and even self help
books teaching you how to lose weight, build self-esteem,
from loss and many more topics. Virtually anything you
think of can be found in a book.
Then we have the world of fiction. Fiction books are
up, make-believe, tales, stories from the mind of the
writer. Some fiction books are pretty far-fetched. Some
books are based on some fact. Some are so close to the
truth with just a few details enhanced or exaggerated
make it more interesting.
With the rise of technology, book expenses have risen
Unfortunately, this only damages reading more. There
several options for those wanting to have their
of books. One format is electronic, or e-books. E-books
be purchased online and downloaded instantly like a
computer program. They can then be read right on the
screen. Another option is book trade-outs and used
Even national airports are becoming involved in book
You can buy a book, read it on your flight, then return
it at your destination airport and get part of your
back. Someone else can then obtain that "used" book for
lower price and the book cycle goes on.
In this technological world, we still need to remember
none of it would be possible without the printed word.