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image "It seems every time there is an article about e-books there has to be a line in it about how you cannot cuddle up with an e-book." – Nonstopbooks, via Bibliofutures, in LISNews.

The TeleRead take: Kinda like the bathtub myth, eh? Or the you-can’t-take-’em-to-beach myth? Links lead to The Facts.

"Personally," Nonstopbooks goes on, "I cringe everytime I read about cuddling an e-book. Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against cuddling but I don’t think every passionate reader should be labeled a cuddler. For me the closest I come to cuddling is reading on my couch. When I do read on my couch I like to read on my Kindle. I don’t have to hold a Kindle open like I do a book so it is much more relaxing for me to read this way."

(Mother-daughter painting is by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. A prolonged hug is a cuddle. I don’t know if this qualified. So how long do you have to "hug" your Kindle to qualify as a cuddler?)

 
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