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I wrote last week about reading and posed the question: who reads books these days? I have never had so much feedback on one of these articles.

Most of the people who contacted me still prefer to read a proper book, one made of paper that you hold in your hand, as opposed to words that come to you on digital downloads.

David Bowie on stage at the Town and Country Club, Leeds, last night (wednesday).

David Bowie on stage at the Town and Country Club, Leeds, last night (wednesday).

The interesting thing about the responses was that apart from one or two people who stopped me in the street to talk about their preference for “proper” books, most of the comments came to me on email or by text. That’s ironic isn’t it? People use digital communications technology to say they prefer something more analogue.

 

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