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In today's world, you've got tablets, you've got smart phones -- but when it comes to reading, these high schoolers say books are their device of choice.  

"I'm a book person.  I actually like to write notes in it," said Gabrielle Joseph, a senior at Stamford High School and co-president of the school's book club.  

You don't have to plug it in or charge it.  That's one beauty behind a book.     

"There's still that desire for the paper copies that they still really like to have," said Mary George, teacher and librarian at SHS.  

"I try to read at least three to four books in a month," said Nijly, a junior at Stamford High School.  

Though Nijly says she also reads e-books, she says there's nothing better than a good paperback.   

"No offense to e-books or anything, but I feel like I'm actually reading and I'm more into it," said Nijly.  "And I just like the feel of paperbacks."

"I have to keep on reading until it clicks and I actually can't stop putting the book down," said Joseph.  

Nijly and Gabrielle are part of Stamford High School's book club.  Today, they met with a local author, who just debuted his first novel, "The Jewel of the Sorcerer."  Nicholas Daniele is a Norwalk native.  

"It was great to see everybody come out and they questions they presented were phenomenal," said Nicholas Daniele.  

"It is not my usual type of books, but I read it and I'm going to finish it," said Nijly, "So I think he's a great writer."

"I thought it was pretty awesome he took the time out of his day to actually come and visit us," said Joseph.

The club meets after school, and is open to students and staff.  

"We talk about anything related to books, school," said Mary George.  

George runs the program and says they read about five to six books a year. Students say the it's the variety that keeps them turning the pages.

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