Does your book feel right in your hands? What about your Kindle, Nook, iPad? How do they feel?
I’m thinking about the feel of a book. It’s true that some of the larger paperbacks really feel good in your hands. I ruffle the pages and something like pleasure hits me and I do it again. Sometimes a smaller paperback will annoy me because its binding is stiff and unyielding. I don't hesitate to break the spine of these books, because otherwise it will annoy me to the end. (That's when I throw it away in frustration.) There is nothing that will replace for me the pleasure of opening a large art book and beginning to pore over the large-size color pages.
Can you find my Kindle on the photo on the left?
It doesn’t surprise me to say that I didn’t like the hard metallic feel of my Kindle when I first opened the box. It took me a week or so to realize that it needed a book-like cover. It not only needed the cover to protect it, it needed the cover to give my Kindle a book-like feel. I chose a cover with moleskin on the inside and leather on the outside. I love holding it and feeling that moleskin while I read. I guess I’m a touch person. I also add my artwork to my bookshelves. See Photo number two. It's called "Rhonda's Legs".
I have been reading eBooks at random almost and I’ve found a lot of new authors who do a fine job of writing a good story. I’ve also decided some popular authors aren’t interesting enough to make my list. It’s a very personal list, I find.
We need a service to to a better job of rating eBooks. I need a recommendation that this book, which I can buy for $3.99 is worth reading, and that book for $12.99 is not worth reading. I need a way of choosing the good books to read regardless of price. Oh No! Am I asking for the return of book reviewers and critics? I think I am if they'll just try an eBook now and then.
Here's a better look. My Kindle hides among the books. It's the slim black book.