Was traveling last week, which means I was e-reading. I use my Sony e-reader pretty exclusively for traveling, and even though I’m a wee bit scared of digital bookery, even I admit that it’s quite handy for reading on the road.
My husband was e-reading on this trip as well, except he was using his brand new Ipad. We discovered once distinct advantage of the Sony over the Apple in this instance…the Ipad screen has lovely sharp image resolution, but it’s absolutely worthless if you’re sitting on a bench beside the Pacific ocean in the midday California sun. The Sony, however, with it’s non-backlit screen, was crystal clear. <smug smile>
Both required a rub down with the microfiber cloth to get the salt spray off their little faces ~ both cleaned up very nicely.
I planned my reading well this time, and finished The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman, on the morning after I got home. Yesterday I trotted off directly to the library and loaded up with an armful of hardcover books.
My, they felt good.
Something else I discovered about e-reading. Occasionally, I’ll pick a book because I like the cover (don’t pretend you haven’t done this, for I know you have). This happened to be the case in choosing The Cookbook Collector, which had a very pretty cover when I spied it in the bookstore before I downloaded it onto the reader. However, when the book turns out to be dud-ly (as I’m afraid The Cookbook Collector was for me), one doesn’t even have the comfort of a pretty cover for consolation.
Another reason why I prefer print.
Now tell me, all you e-readers out there…what are some of the little things you’ve learned, pro or con, about your digital reading experience?