Nell’s Top Five

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Nell’s Top Five

…Downsides About Reading A “Real” Book

and by “real” book, I mean a print book.Β 

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 πŸ˜€

  1. I can’t change the font size. The letters are teeny-tiny and I’m getting old – I need large print, baby.
  2. 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??
  3. 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?
  4. I can’t read it in bed when my husband muttersΒ 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!
  5. 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? πŸ™‚

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3 thoughts on “Nell’s Top Five

  1. LOL. Another point: ebooks tend to remember where you left off without you having to do anything special. Put your paper book down without a bookmark and you’re screwed (or the spine gets cracked because you’re facing it down pressed open on a tabletop).

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