paper books

I'm comfortable admitting I'm addicted to reading. I would spend my last dollar on a book, and I have no shame admitting that. I love all that I've learned through books, and the comfort it gives me.
Whether it be stories about magical tree houses and funny talking pigs or works by Dostoevsky, the paper books I keep stacked on my bookshelf serve as a permanent testament to the works of literature that I've conquered and enjoyed. Books just wouldn't feel right any other way.
Here's the function that the book -- the paper book that doesn't beep or flash or link or let you watch a thousand videos all at once -- does for you that nothing else will: It gives you the capacity for deep, linear concentration.
Will someone sitting on a park bench reading a book made of paper date our time?
With an e-book, you can deface the reading area to your heart's content and then simply wipe the viewing screen clean with a damp cloth.