OK, I’m being melodramatic, and I didn’t complete the title. It should say…
Oh, no! I’ve forgotten how to read physical books.
So here’s what happened…
I’ve been reading almost exclusively from my Kindle DX since I got it back in 2010, and my preferred place to read is in my bed each night before I go to sleep. The Kindle is flat and you click a button to turn the pages. With it’s cover, I can set it up in an upside-down “V” and read while I’m lying on my side.
Not so with a physical book.
I’ve been physical wrestling with The Hidden Life of Otto Frank for the last four days. I just can’t seem to find a comfortable position for lying down and reading this physical book, even though the content of the book is very interesting to me.
I can lie on my side and read one page, but when I have to move over to the second page I either have to switch sides or try to hold the book up so I can see the other page.
Switching sides is out of the question, since I read so quickly that I’ll be flip-flopping from side to side every two minutes, and holding the book up causes a cramp in my thumb.
I don’t know. I plan to read the book in its entirety, but I don’t think we’ll be friends when I’m done. 🙂
I can’t wait to get back to my Kindle.