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Before the Inti Raymi-San Pedro parade – Cayambe Ecuador

“Haven’t seen people reading newspapers like they used to,” Amy stated in a recent post.  – The World is a Book  

The above image was taken the week before she published two photos of people reading in public areas.  The comment thread supports that reading ‘hard copy’ is a vanishing art.

In contrast, here’s an image from last night’s San Pedro-San Pablo event on the Pacific Coast.

Jama Ecuador – Waiting for Showtime!

When the showtime hour arrived, the phones were forgotten, and the celebration began!

Many of us still treasure the old fashioned options for reading.  This next quote made me laugh, and if you fit into that ‘reading addict’ category, it might make you laugh too.

“Deprived of their newspapers or a novel, reading-addicts will fall back onto cookery books, on the literature which is wrapped around bottles of patent medicine, on those instructions for keeping the contents crisp which are printed on the outside of boxes of breakfast cereals. On anything.”
― Aldous Huxley, The Olive Tree

Inka Kola – UH-oh; no sugar? That suggests a closer look…

Aspartame! – “No thank you.” – Thank goodness I read labels!

After a shopping trip, I enjoy removing newspaper-wrapped glassware and checking what’s printed on the paper; sometimes it’s advertising material, but sometimes there’s news-worthy information!

When one lives where novels and magazines in English are not often seen, it’s normal to eye a book – any book -that a fellow traveler has in hand!  Hostals and restaurants with book swap areas are favored haunts!

It’s heartwarming to know others who share that same passion for the written word, especially in its rightful format that can be cradled in one’s hand.

Have you read any good books lately? 🙂