An interesting thing happened yesterday afternoon. My husband and I took our kids to a nature preserve so they could exercise their new-found bike riding skills in a fairly level and traffic-free environment. We typically have them ride around a paved loop in the preserve.
Anyways, as we came full circle and were heading out of the preserve back to the parking lot, I noticed a book lying on the bench that was definitely not there when we had passed by on the way in.
Well, this interested me immediately, so I picked it up. I mean, I couldn't just leave it there to get ruined in the elements, could I? Especially after reading this:
So, I'm doing what it says. I started reading the book last night and registered the book on the book crossing web site this morning. The title of the book is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. It turns out I am the second person to read this particular copy of the book. I can't wait to see where it ends up once I "release" it back into the wild!
Now, tell me -- Would this kind of thing happen with a Kindle or a Nook? I don't think so. No matter what technological advances come along, I hope to never see a day when "real" books become obsolete.