Books are beautiful. Hard copies of books are beautiful. I understand the functionality of e-books, and on occasion I will buy them if its a book that would be unduly heavy to carry around and I want at my disposal, or if I’m going on a trip and I want to have lots of different options of things to read, then I will get an e-book. But it really isn’t the same. Books are lovely. They are works of art that should be respected as such. Even books without pictures, it’s so much more intimate to read and touch a tangible book than it is to look at a screen. Even the plainest books have an erotic quality that becomes lost when viewing them from an iPad or a Kindle or a Nook or whatever device. Nothing beats a book.