I miss the people who are no longer with me. I remember past events, sometimes with joy, other times with sadness.
Also, I remember when printed books were the norm and e-books were a fledgeling child, struggling to gain recognition. When my first two books, the mystery, Two Wrongs and romantic comedy, Girl of My Dreams, came out in e-book and print form through the publisher, Hard Shell Word Factory, I hardly paid much attention to the e-book editions.
The major consensus of the reading public was a real book had to be on paper, which readers could smell and feel, and delight in seeing the cover and turning the pages.
Well, in the past few years, that attitude has significantly changed. Multitudes of readers have gravitated toward e-books, instead of the printed format, and their numbers appear to be growing.
E-books do have many advantages, some of which are: they're usually less expensive than their print counterparts, they don't kill trees, their fonts are adjustable, and they can be easily transported in high numbers without using much muscle or taking up much space.
Concerning books, do I miss the way things used to be? In some ways, but mostly not. I keep a few printed reference books handy, but now find reading fiction on my Kindle more natural than picking up what was once called a "real" book. I still have scads of printed books taking up space in my house. I keep promising myself I'll read them one of these days, but keep putting off opening them up. It's so much easier to read on my Kindle.
By the way, I did regain the rights to my first two books, and you guessed it, they're on Kindle, along with my others.
What about you? Do you miss the way things used to be? Do you mourn the advent of e-books? Or, have you also been won over by the new trend?