In spite of being a print-only reader and having a great deal of difficulty reading well or easily on screens, I decided that I needed to give digital reading a chance. Since all my books are available in all sorts of formats, I thought it might be a good idea. It only took a couple of days to convince myself which one to get and it was in early November that my Kindle Paperwhite arrived.
And, let’s just say that this old brain of mine is not happy.
It has nothing to do with it being a Kindle vs a Nook vs a Kobo vs etc….I think my brain just simply doesn’t want to process reading that way. It shouldn’t be a surprise — I can’t proof my own work unless I print it out and see it in front of me. I guess my brain needs a combination of seeing the words AND feeling the paper to work – LOL!
I have tried — after taking more than a week to read the first book I tried, I thought I’d had difficult because I didn’t like the story. So, when a new book grabbed my attention and the sample drew me in, I downloaded the rest of it with a sense of anticipation and excitement. And it took me almost 2 weeks to read a book that should have taken me 3-4 days! Since this was the first in a series, I experimented and decided to read the second one in print – just as a test….and it took me 4 days to read the 600 page book….
It feels like I just keep reading and reading and getting nowhere in the story. And I get tired of reading…. I’ve tried to adjust the screen and lighting and font and colors to be similar to my paperbacks. And I’ve kept on reading.
So, how many of you use digital readers? How many still read print-only? A combination? Do you have any suggestions for me to ease my transition . . . or to just help me get comfortable with mine? I’d appreciate it!