Bankruptcy. I enjoy books. Printed books, they way they smell, the way they feel in my hands. I don't remember learning to read, but I've always loved reading. Pretty fond of the library too. A way of life, dying. The printed word. Those that still buy books tend to order them online according to the recent polls. E-books, readers. For many of us, even our local newspapers are biting the bullet. Downsizing, smaller pages. We don't seem to need a newspaper to get our news anymore. Our news comes from something called the internet. Don't guess we're going to need books much longer either. Saw a piece not long ago where some school districts will no longer be teaching cursive writing. Seemed pointless. But I guess our children won't need to know how to write. No more need to write books. My wife and I were on the committee a few years ago to pass a local bond in order to build a new library. How I love that building. What treasure lies inside. Just something to close. Maybe not in our time, or even our childrens time. In the name of progress, maybe it will be our children's children that won't know what a book is. I liked reading the local daily newspaper. Now it's smaller pages, smaller print, and weekly. We no longer get it. I enjoyed just standing in the bookstores. More than a kid in a candystore. It's all on the net now. Have we saved enough it? Spook...who loves his books.