This week's Booking Through Thursday question is:
- Do you read e-Books?
- If so, how? On your computer, or a PDA?
- Or are you a paper purist? Why?
I don't read e-books. There's something about holding a book and being able to flip through the pages at will that is irreplaceable to me. Maybe if I had something more portable I could read in bed with the lights off, but so far, eBooks haven't caught my eye at all.
And because I'm massively behind on BTT, just to catch up:
Do you have any foreign language books and if so can you (still) read them? Other than a couple of books that I plan on teaching myself Latin with - someday - no foreign language books at all. I used to be able to read the occasional French or Spanish passage but my foreign language skills have gone the way of the dodo without any practice.
It happens even to the best readers from time to time… you close the cover on the book you’re reading and discover, to your horror, that there’s nothing else to read. Either there’s nothing in the house, or nothing you’re in the mood for. Just, nothing that “clicks.” What do you do?? How do you get the reading wheels turning again? I was in exactly that mood the other day after finishing The Devil's Mode by Anthony Burgess! Nothing was clicking at all. I picked up a Margery Allingham mystery, 1968 by Mark Kurlansky (I swear, one of these days I'm going to finish that book!), a bio on John Dee, Every Book A Reader by Nicholas Basbanes.......the last two are the only ones I got more than a few pages read. I still haven't really gotten into either of them, but then again I've had a stupid (mildish) migraine the last few days and haven't done much of anything. (It seems to be finally going away, knock on wood.)
Where DON’T you read?? I don't read in the shower (but I do read in the bathtub), I don't read while I'm asleep (although I've probably slept on my share of open books), I don't read in the movies but I have left the theater a few times and read while waiting for it to end.