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jane austen sketchPlain Jane: “I cannot comprehend the neglect of a family library in such days as these.”

-Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice

For all that is good, convenient, cheap, and easy about kindles, nooks, ipads and ebooks. I can’t help thinking there is something very sad about the new obsession of all things not made of ink and paper. I’m not a die-hard no-kindle activist, but something in me hurts a bit to think that I need electricity and a well-charged battery in order to read some Fitzgerald, Hemmingway, Austen or Woolf.

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