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June 21, 2013


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Interesting! As we discussed briefly the other day, I find reading anything on an e-reader more pleasant than reading a physical book, assuming the image layout survived the translation to electronic format.

I haven't made it to the end of three of the last four physical books I picked up for pleasure reading, but have read dozens of electronic books in that same period.

FWIW I don't like e-ink at all. I use my ipad or iphone as a reader.

Deb Robson

Jennigma, I am reserving my opinion about other reading formats. This was e-ink, and I did try varying the typeface style and size. (On the Tina Fey book, my optimal margin/size settings varied, depending on the reading conditions.) I dont have a iPad or iPhone, and while Ive tried to read on the iPod Touch (should be similar to the iPhone), the small screen did me in. Im tempted by an iPad mini some day, for other reasons, and would be happy to discover that it does well enough as a reader.

Susan Foster

I was a librarian for 36 years. I love books. Real paper and ink books. I read a whole lot, but have never tried an e-reader, nor do I intend to. I exchange books at a local used book store, and occasionally buy used books on line. That said, I have an Audible account and I love it. I get two books and transfer them to my iPhone each month. I listen while I knit, spin, drive the car, anything where I simply can't read. I have used Audible for long enough that I recognize the names of good readers. Highly recommend it!

Deb Robson

Susan, I like your idea. Ive listened to a bunch of audiobooks while commuting to jobs in the past (and my daughter listens for about two hours a day while she exercise: theres an audiobook from the library playing in the next room as I type). The reader makes all the difference!

An audiobook that I listened to while spinning samples for The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook was Tamim Ansarys Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes. Tamim (with whom I went to college for part of our respective higher education years) is the reader.He was born in Afghanistan and grew up, and lives, in the U.S., so he has the cultural background to handle the job beautifully, and reads well in addition.Having him neatly pronounce the names of people and places added a lot to my enjoyment of the text. I recommend that particular work highly!

L.M. Cunningham

With all the flooding here, particularly our central library downtown, I haven't been able to get there to get the print version, but I have downloaded the Adobe Digital Editions version onto my desktop Mac.

It's not as convenient as a real book, but at least I get to read it!

(And so far, I love it too! Thanks for the post, Deb, and hope you're doing better.)

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