Think about it. So you’re sitting there reading, right? And then you decide you need a snack. Most likely you’re not going to prepare a full course meal for this craving you have. So you grab some cookies or a bag of chips or frosted donuts. You grab a snack. But you’re eating with your hands. And then turning pages and holding your book (or eReader) with those same hands. See what I’m talking about?
I may not have the most books of any person, but I do take care of them. The spines are minimally worn. The pages are never dog-eared. The covers are not folded back. And food is never near any of them. So it’s crazy to read another blog post discussing the perfect reading snacks. The perfect reading snack is the snack that is consumed once you’re finished reading. This is a bit like people who eat and stay on their phone. Never mind the fact that that meaningless text conversation or Twitter mention is so important that it absolutely CANNOT wait until you’re finished eating, but what is appealing about transferring food from your fingers to your phone or book? I’m don’t see it.
On this day in 2014 I published Books I Will NEVER Read.