I'm making good on my New Year's resolution to spend less time on the computer. I devoured Dan Brown's thriller The Lost Symbol. Then, while visiting family in Cambridge, Mass., I walked into independent Porter Square Books in search of my next read.
|The Feel of a Book|
Just seeing shelf after shelf of books artfully displayed made my heart sing. I asked one of the booksellers to recommend an intellectual thriller along the lines of The Lost Symbol. Minutes later I departed, eager to read Impact by Douglas Preston.
The next weekend I sat down and read for three plus hours straight and finished Impact, ripping through the pages, my heart thumping. The experience let me to make a Facebook query, "With a printed book, we call it a page-turner. What is the analogous term when reading an iPad or Kindle?" The replies: A finger burner. A pixel shifter. A good book. A finger glider. Do you have any suggestions? We are in the age of making up new terminology.
|Connected by Color|
Up until this post, like many bloggers, I would link a book I mention to Amazon. If a reader bought, I would get a small percentage. Deciding to put my money where my mouth is, I have stopped this practice. Instead, I suggest you plug in your zip code at this site to find your nearest local bookstore: Indie Store Finder
For those who like reading on their iPads and shopping locally, take a look at this solution on Baristanet.com