Reading In The Bath…
Ok. Picture the scene. The bath is full of steaming hot water. The bubbly foam is covering its surface and the vapours of steam are escaping through the breaks in the bubbles. It’s beautiful, and then I jump in and disturb all the serenity.
Serious now. After the usual of getting our girls ready for bed and the reading of stories, I thought I’d have a change and take a soak instead of a shower, so with glass of wine and book at the ready, I indulged.
It was only at the end of the above activity that this post came to mind. I’d just finished my glass of wine, (Yes, I’m in touch with my feminine side) and for some reason I closed my current read (John Connolly – The Black Angel) and ‘fanned’ the pages from back to front. What a smell! Musty, old, papery, stale…whatever scents come to mind. Fantastic!
Now, how am I going to be able to recreate that with an e-reader? A Kindle, a Sony, an iPad? I can’t fan one of those and get that aroma, unless they have an application for ‘scratch n sniff’.
I could have nodded off in the bath, dropped my paperback in the water and read it the day after, when it had dried out. Fair enough, it may have had the added scent of clary sage and sea mineral, but it would have survived the dunking. The only thing that would have happened with an e-reader would have been an interesting explanation for an insurance claim and the risk of frying my balls!
I’m sorry, but I just can’t see the positive side of these things. It’s only my opinion, so come on, what’s yours?