Today’s Musing Mondays question asks, “What devices –if any– do you read books on? Do you find it enjoyable, or still somewhat bothersome? Or: If you only read the print books, why haven’t you chosen to read on any devices?”
Hwell. I may have mentioned here before that I’m not a big e-book person right now, largely because I do not own an e-reader. And I do not own an e-reader because I’m not really excited about any of the ones that exist. I want something without too many DRM restrictions, so the Kindle is out, and I want something with an e-ink screen, so all those new tablets and such are out, and the few options that I’m left with are just not enticing me to part with a hundred dollars or so. Certainly if one fell into my hands I would embrace it and use it all the time, like I did with the iPod my parents bought for me five years ago and which I still use, but I’m still largely content with my paper reading experience. When they start making books better formatted to e-readers and perhaps give me some reason other than storage density to make the switch, I’ll look into it more seriously.
Of course, I still have read e-books, just on my computer and on my phone, neither of which experience was terribly exciting because it is just difficult for me to read things on a backlit screen for any length of time. I did appreciate the ability to read 13 Little Blue Envelopes while I was standing in lines or sitting in waiting rooms, since it was just right there on my phone, but I tried to read another book on my phone during a practically errand-free spell and I just couldn’t be bothered when I could be playing Cut the Rope instead. Ah, well.