The other day I set aside the book I was reading to give an ebook a try. I am now about 3/4 of the way through my first ebook "Spirit Thorn" by Zacharias O'Bryan and let's just say I'll be glad to get back to my hardcopy books. Here are a few things I don't understand/am missing when I compare my Kindle for PC with books:
- I miss my standard page numbers. I am instead given a percentage of completion and a location number (a number that doesn't correspond to page/screen numbers) which seems to skip numbers at an irregular rate.
- I spend too much time on my computer as it is so reading on it too just makes my eyes burn...ouch.
- The "pages" turn too easily so sometimes while I'm reading I'll accidentally skip a page which leads to confusion on my part.
- I like to curl up in my bed or my favourite chair when reading... my laptop is too bulky and not at all conducive to this.
- My laptop is heavier/bigger than most of my books which makes it tricky to carry around and since I tend to only read one or two books at a time it isn't such a problem to just carry them around.
- I like the feeling of accomplishment when I look at the side of a book I've been reading and see how much (in thickness) I've read compared to how much I have still to read. Although the percentage in the eReader does give me this same information I just don't get that same feeling.