After two dozen posts extolling the virtues of ebooks, I am finally going to write one praising paper books.
My confession is: Rereading is easier on physical books!
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My most recent hardback buy was Towers of Midnight by Brandson Sanderson and Robert Jordan, from the Wheel of Time series. This is the penultimate book in the series, and I was incredibly kicked to be able to get it on the day it released (as I was in the US of A at that time).
I completed this monster-sized novel on my birthday, one day and one night after it arrived, as it was an early arrival birthday gift. One really can’t get all the implications of such a busy book in so short a time, so I let everything simmer for a few weeks.
Last weekend, I decided to re-read the second half of the book…it felt great to be able to easily pick spots to slow down for, turning pages kept my momentum going. I've even taken to reading it for a few minutes every other day, just to re-read parts that I might have missed earlier. The pages feel great, with that still-stiff, only been read by one person in the world, feeling.
This is probably the only book that could have prompted this confession - I'm a little obsessed with the Wheel of Time series, as you might know.
I probably wouldn’t have read this again if I had only an ebook version – sad but true.
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You can read my review of the Towers of Midnight here
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