Absolutely! Books are there to furnish the mind not the home. - Someone emailed the programme to say that this attitude was inverted snobbery. Really?
I met someone who when I invited her for dinner, scoured my bookshelves to see what types of books I read. She seemed relieved that we shared a similar taste in novels.
I'm delighted that ebooks seem to be becoming overshadowed by REAL books. I agree with Mary Kenny who says the look, feel and practical nature of real books (I would add smell, too) is still a draw for most people.
They are satisfying, more versastile and so much more aesthetically gratifying. Yes they take up space and collect dust, but as the author says
I agree that parting with favourite books can be hard.
I hate lending books to people who don't return them. I know someone who used to charge her friends for overdue returns on loaned books. She's a librarian now!
How do you feel about books?