Have you transitioned to virtual books?
How could you possibly give up the smell of ink,
the feel of the velvety pages,
the sound of the pages turning,
the heft of the book in your hands...
Meri, here's my answer...
I do like real books, honestly.
But my conversion to digital books began the day I went to my library to borrow this hefty new book that had been recommended to me. The librarian found it, and handed it over. Actually she heaved it my way, since it has over a 1000 pages, weighs more than the dog I was pup-sitting, and it has -no- page numbers or index.
I could only read it* with my bent legs propped up on a very sturdy ottoman. (the furniture type - not a guy - sheesh)
Thus began my search for a lighter way to read...
Got some good info via Cnet: 'Kindle vs Nook vs iPad'
Then Apple annc'd : iPad 2 debuts March 2011 !:
Until I see the new contender, I can't decide. So currently I'm still using my mobile to read eBooks, while waiting to find out which new device will win my heart. Or at least my wallet. I'll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, enjoy the sweet irony of this audio-visual trailer that publisher MacMillan put out recently to promote a 32-page children's book. Its protagonist eschews the digital, prefering the pleasures of reading.
Watch a video of a book about reading a book...
*That 5 lb tome? Surprised me that it was a graphic novel/comic that was turned into the 'Walking Dead' tv series.
At over $50, $10 a pound, its not worth all that weight.
Happy Reading... or 'Viewing'.
Playing Along: Theme Thursday: Book