Respect to rocker Patti Smith for crossing over from music into literature and winning “the Oscar of the book world.” She’s a massive fan of books, but apparently not ebooks. From BBC News:
Veteran rock singer Patti Smith has won a prestigious US book award for her memoir, Just Kids.
The 63-year-old received the National Book Award for non-fiction for her work, which chronicles her youth in 1960s New York.
As she collected her $10,000 (£6,254) prize, Smith urged publishers not to let technology kill traditional books.
“There is nothing more beautiful than the book, the paper, the font, the cloth,” she said at the New York event.
I’m with Patti in terms of loving books as objects, but my shelves are full and some books I don’t really want to keep anyway, so ebooks are a good solution for me when I can’t get to a lending library. What do other disinformation readers think?
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