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© Bailey Cooper
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UploadedSeptember 11, 2014
TakenNovember 3, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/640 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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Touching is the reason that it is unlikely I'll ever crossover to Kindle or the likes. There is something about holding a book, feeling the pages, placing a bookmark, closing it quietly then turning out the light. Ebooks don't smell like books, sound like books, feel like books or fill a bookcase and live with you for years to come.

Maybe it's just the old curmedgeon in me. Maybe it's wistful memory. Then again, maybe I know something the end alphabet generations don't.

Thank you Pam for the nomination acknowledgement. Do yourself a favor. Stop by her place .

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  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (11 Sep 2014):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    Always great presentations!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (11 Sep 2014):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    I couldn't agree more!! I LOVE holding a book while reading it, and don't care for the experience of reading one on the iPad. This photo would be perfect for the new theme, 'A Good Read'!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    Nice focus on the hand. My son is an avid reader. I pick up books for him all the time at yard sales. He likes the real deal too.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    This is beautiful. A stunner, and I agree with you about Books.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Sep 2014):


  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (12 Sep 2014):

    Wonderful !

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (14 Sep 2014):

    outstanding shot.....Fully agree with my friend Don!!!

  • Debraj Bhattacharya

    Debraj Bhattacharya gave props (15 Sep 2014):

    excellent work !!!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (16 Sep 2014):

    I have a kindle fire... I tried to use it for reading, but I love the whole tactile experience of a book... It's one thing from the past I won't let go of...

  • Bob Busch

    Bob Busch gave props (16 Sep 2014):

    Near perfection...great description!

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   said (16 Sep 2014):

    I agree with everything you show and say here, Bailey. Yet ... when I'm travelling I take my Kindle so I can carry a small part of my library with me on the road.

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (16 Sep 2014):

    D'accord, Cheri. Hard backs have personality like no other. Fab image.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (18 Sep 2014):

    Magical! perfect B&W!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (19 Sep 2014):

    indeed you do, my dear! indeed you do!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (19 Sep 2014):

    Love this image! You stated it so well and photographed it beautifully! I am in total agreement, my books are like treasured friends..

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) said (22 Sep 2014):

  • francisco Legrand

    francisco Legrand gave props (22 Sep 2014):

    awesome !!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (23 Sep 2014):

    Amen to that, sister! There's nothing like holding a book. You just can't replace that.

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (29 Sep 2014):

    What Kelly said. I lugged "World Without End" onto a plane this weekend and people looked at me like I had 3 eyes. Don't care. Will always love holding the real thing.

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (1 Oct 2014):

    I agree completely, love taking a book to bed with me and reading awhile before turning out the light. Also, books don't need batteries... you can read them even when the power goes out.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (3 Oct 2014):

    Perfect for the theme!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (4 Oct 2014):

    Wonderful photographed!

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