Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sunday Stills "High Tech/Low Tech
with our love of books and reading. Her mom is a reader too (and a high school English teacher!).
Two years ago, one of my boys gave me a Zune for Mothers' Day. I do listen to music on it but I have discovered books that I can load onto my pink Zune! Now I listen to a good story or biography with or without earphones as I go thru my day. I listen to a book about Teddy Roosevelt's time here in the badlands as I feed cows. This summer, I listened to a mystery while I was swathing hay. The first thing I do when I get in the truck after putting my seatbelt on is plug in my Zune so I can hear another good book as I go down the road. I stilll like to be able to switch back and forth between books, so I always have at least two books loaded on the Zune.
High tech or low tech, a good book is a thing to treasure. There is a time and place for each of them. High tech is good for those times in the truck or when I can't sleep at night. I put my earphones in and listen to a book without waking my sleeping husband up by turning on the light. The low tech side will never relinquish it's place for relaxing in the tub. Never will the high tech replace a real book held in my hands as my grandkids sit in my lap as I read to them.
Posted by Judy Johnson at 11:48 PM