Letter: Love of books

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The only people I can see who would benefit from "electronic books" ("Book you can read read in the dark", 17 September) are people so addicted to computer screens that they have forgotten how to turn a page.

Wrapping yourself around a good book, the pleasure is heightened by the feel of the book, the smell and quality of the paper.

Living in an area where power cuts are still fairly frequent, reading by candlelight gives wonderful atmosphere to reading in the dark.


Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire