Reading Jennifer Homans’ Apollo’s Angels on the kindle for iPad.
Not enjoying the reading as much as I thought I would.
Woah, I mean, not like that, I Love the actual book! It’s fantastic! Love!
Just not loving the kindle experience.
It’s just that-
When I read nonfiction I like to look at all the pictures first.
All of ‘em! Flip through and look at them all right away!
And when I reach a boring part, I like to flip to the pictures again. And then go back and keep reading.
And anytime they mention any person or location in any picture, I want to flip to the picture and have a good long stare.
And heres the thing- I had no idea I was such a picture-heavy reader until I caught myself trying to flip phantom pages along the edge of my iPad.
Hmmm. Things I learned today.
Also, I like to have a sense of how many pages remain. Two inches of pages? Great! Sally-forth, tally-Ho! A sixteenth-inch of pages? Time to read a little more slowly, conserve the experience. I like to pace myself.
Maybe there’s some feature I could turn on that would say I’m on page 64/357 or whatever.
See! I don’t even know how many pages the book is! All I know is I picked it up in a bookstore once and it was about 2 1/4″!
In kindle’s favor, the miser in me is thrilled at having spent ten buckaroos as opposed to fourty.
But the rest of me feels bummed every time my thumb heads over to the side to start flipping.
Also, cant read it in the bathtub.
Ladies, you feel me, right? Not being able to read your new ballet book in the tub is a Big Ol’ Bummer, right?
Can I get a Whut-Whut, or what?
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