Friday, June 05, 2009

E-reader

Mrs Mustard has purchased an e-reader. After a few initial skirmishes with the software she has now downloaded 115 books to read on holiday (which should be enough). I am surprised she was converted but I still find the act of holding paper is part of the reading experience I don't want to ditch, yet. I spend a lot of time reading web-pages but that is, somehow, different. Anyone else have views?

5 comments:

fotofill said...

I have no idea what this is. I know I have heard about e-books. Is this the same?

Kathryn said...

What variety has she invested in? I have alot of US friends who are v keen on their Kindles - at the moment, I can't see the attraction except for the possibility of taking dozens of books...but do they have all one would want to read? Be good to hear how it works out for her.

RuthJ said...

If Mrs Mustard spent as much time staring at a screen as I do, she would want her leisure reading on paper!

And I agree that the paper, and indeed the print, the layout, the physical 'feel' are part of the reading experience.

As a child I sometimes got a book out of the library which I already possessed in a different edition. It felt like a different read.

Mike Peatman said...

I've seen the Sony reader. Personally screen are too closely associated with work. And a book doesn't need batteries /charging

Caroline Too said...

the issue for me, over time, is going to be around weight and comfort of holding...

from a job point of view, also the ability to take notes and move text around will be great...

but that has nothing to do with a beach, a drink, sun, a parasol and a few days to get lost in a great book