So Much For That Idea

Well… reading a book on an electronic reader, or I should say attempting to read a book on an electronic reader, was one of the most unpleasant experiences I’ve had in ages. Eventually I just put the thing down and gave up. Even the story, THE Giller Prize winning book The Sentimentalists, couldn’t keep me riveted to that little machine. It probably was not a good choice for me to use for my experiment. I don’t think it’s an easy book to read even in book form. I can’t wait to get a glimpse of it in the store to see what it really looks like. That’s part of my problem I think – I’m a very visual reader. I had many issues with the reader as well as the book. For instance … why would they number the pages according to the chapter (Chapter 1, page 1 of 30 for example)? It’s a very peculiar way I think and I’m curious to know, is this only the way it’s done electronically, or is it like this in the book.  Who knows – it’s nowhere to be found in bookstores! And why would you do it like that? So… will I read a book electronically again – maybe, but I’d have to choose the book very carefully. Not just because it’s not available in REAL book form. That was a mistake on my part.

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