How do you like to read?


I have been an avid reader all my life. As a child I was fortunate to read easily and books were my passport to adventure and travel that could not be accomplished in real life.  My mind was fully engrossed when I was reading and I expect my mother needed to call me twice when it was time to do something else.  I was also fortunate that my parents encouraged reading. 


Time always brings change and the last 50 years have brought about more changes than ever before. These changes include how we read.  Reading a paper book – be it hardcover or paperback – is enriching, instructive, thought provoking, and just plain fun.  And reading an ebook is exactly the same.  While the physical touch is different, it is the act of reading that is as refreshing as drinking a glass of cold water on a hot day and as comforting as a cozy blanket on a cool evening.

ereader painting Mike Licht

Photo available through creative commons, courtesy of Mike Licht

I am not a proponent of either format. I read in both formats. Sitting with a book on my lap is comforting and the act of turning the page is part of the reading ritual.  But because I can access ebooks on a device that travels anywhere has allowed me to read in places where a book does not always work.  And using ebooks allows me to find some books that I cannot find in print.


Whatever format that we choose to use for reading – the great thing is that we READ!


I would be very interested to hear about your love of reading. Has your reading format changed – and how?

Looking forward to hearing your views.




About the Authors

Hi - my name is Carolyn Graham and I am the Head Librarian and I love my job! One of the best parts of my job is that I am the first one to see all the beautiful new books as they arrive. I have always loved to read and my favorite way to relax is with a good book. I strongly believe that having good reading skills is an integral part of all learning. Being able to share good books and authors that I have enjoyed is great fun. Feel free to come and ask for suggestions.

Hi - I’m Aubrey Walker, Assistant Librarian at the Jake Epp Library. I’m a librarian and coffee guzzler by day, a reader and tea sipper by night. Reading and writing (and talking endlessly about both) are passions of mine, so I’m rather lucky to have a job where those things are relevant and important. I’m also the voice behind our Facebook page, and I love connecting with people about books both online and off. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.