No pretty pictures today - just a mini rant of sorts.
I was catching up on my Kindle reading last week and I’m always annoyed by Amazon’s use of %’s rather than page numbers with their Kindle books but what caught my attention this time was that I never could tell how far I was in the story.
There were a few books that were quite good but felt like it was taking forever for the sexy times to start or to see any plot development. Then I would check and I was only 18% in. I thought I was MUCH farther into the story! At least halfway but nope.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, I was totally engrossed in a few other books and thought I had a ways to go then poof! they ended out of nowhere.
You just have no way of knowing with an e-book where the heck you are, unless you constantly check. That takes away from the reading experience though IMHO.
I always prefer physical books over e-books but there are so many good Kindle deals these days, not to mention I just couldn’t buy/own/keep that many books. Plus I do enjoy reading on my iPad but man….that page # thing bugs me.
With my favorite books (owned physical copies) I just KNOW where my favorite quotes are, where to flip to for the perfect scene. That’s why I always buy any of my favorite reads for my keeper shelf. I’m less likely to re-read an e-book, although I have a few times. I end up using the search function, which isn’t as much fun.
The thing that got to me though was that I was kind of judging the books unfairly based on pacing that wasn’t an issue but I *thought* it was. Make sense?
Do you guys have any problems reading e-books vs physical copies? I’ll never stop reading e-books but this particular issue did get on my nerves this past week.