Touchy Feely Books

No, I don’t mean self help titles or sob stories, but how a book feels in your hands while reading it.

ABE books again came up with an interesting topic, tactile reading.I know I send links to ABE a lot, but they have fantastic collections and ideas that are unusal in the book world.

So, since they asked customers which book feels great while reading, I’ll ask you all the same.

What book gives you the total reading experience? Newer, older, paperback, hardcover? Or is it because of the content it feels great?

I have sooooo many choices it’s scary. There’s nothing more calming and satisfying for me than opening an old musty hardcover, sniffing that unique odor only aged paper has, and running my hands down the boards of the book. Some classic mysteries have elaborate boards with gilt and grooves that are delightful to touch. However, old children’s books beat out the mysteries, and in particular, Old Mother Goose, illustrated by Anne Anderson. It is by far my most favorite book to hold and cherish. Her art work never pales, the fragrance of pages printed in the 20s waft along with the rhymes, and it’s large size requires a comfortable position in which to peruse the wonders within.

Now that I’ve waxed poetic about my fav book, here’s ABE customer picks, and tell us yours!

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  1. I know that whenever I got used to a routine with my son, that’s about the time he would change it! They don’t come with a manual do they?
    It could be that he is getting more aware of what’s going on and now he knows that you’re going to leave the room when he falls asleep and is now crying to keep you in the room for as long as he can keep his little eyes open. What I did with my son is if I knew there was nothing wrong with him, after I rocked him to sleep I would put him in his crib. When he would wake up and start crying I would pat his back or his bottom until he fell back asleep. I would never say anything to him though so he at least would not get verbal interraction with me. Eventually he learned that waking up and crying did not get him picked up again. It was very tough because all I wanted to do was hold him, but I had to be firm.
    I hope this helps!
    Mommy of two sleep-fighting munchkins

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