Nell’s Top Five
…Downsides About Reading A “Real” Book
and by “real” book, I mean a print book.
I borrowed Becoming by Michelle Obama from a friend of mine. She recommended it warmly and I’ve been wanting to read it anyway, so I accepted. I have only just started the book, but so far I love it.
However. A few problems have popped up as I read this ancient, old-school format. So here’s a list of my top 5 problems I have when reading a print book 😀
- I can’t change the font size. The letters are teeny-tiny and I’m getting old – I need large print, baby.
- When I bring it to the bathroom (yes, I read in the bathroom!) I can’t see if my daughter is texting me! What if she needs me for something urgent??
- No matter how long I press and hold a word, I don’t get an explanation to what it means. Does that mean I have to get one of those…what are they called? Dictionaries? What is this, the stone ages?
- I can’t read it in bed when my husband mutters Turn off the light, I can’t sleep. Note to self: invest in a good flashlight so you can read under the covers like in the good old days!
- No indication at the bottom of the page on how many pages are left in this chapter. Or how many percent of the book I’ve read. So I have to figure it out by myself, by turning the pages to see how long this chapter is. Or take out the abacus to see how many pages I have left to read in the book. I repeat my question from point three, is this the stone ages?
(I don’t have to charge it, though, which I have to admit is a plus!)
I think I’ll pop over to Amazon and buy it in e-book instead. 😁
What do you prefer? Print books, audio books, or e-books? And do you have any points of your own to add to my list? 🙂