E-Books, Change and the Reading Experience

When the text is the primary focus (as it is for most of the books I read), I actually prefer my Kindle. It is easier to read for those of us with tired eyes and spouses who don't want bright lights at night. It is thin and light and ultra-portable. I can read for long periods of time and that is the best way to get lost in a book.

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Is the Book the Body or the Soul?

J. Mark Betrand ruminates on the End of the Book debate.  I particularly liked this passage: Book is a shifty word, denoting both the physical object and the content within. As an author, I think of myself as having “written books,” when in fact I’ve typed hundreds of pages of fiction and nonfiction into various word processing files, e-mailed them to my editors, and only much later seen them take physical form. To say all that, however, seems pedantic. To describe...

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