Thursday, June 16, 2011

Booking Through Interactive

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With the advent (and growing popularity) of eBooks, I’m seeing more and more articles about how much “better” they can be, because they have the option to be interactive … videos, music, glossaries … all sorts of little extra goodies to help “enhance” your reading experience, rather like listening to the Director’s commentary on a DVD of your favorite movie.

How do you feel about that possibility? Does it excite you in a cutting-edge kind of way? Or does it chill you to the bone because that’s not what reading is ABOUT?

I prefer little distraction while reading. The interaction should be between the reader and the printed word, which creates vivid images in the mind. I have learnt the meaning of new words just by reading, never looking into a dictionary. Reading has to be unadulterated.

4 comments:

LibrarySnake said...

Completely agree.

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday_16.html

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Short and sweet. I like your thoughts.

bermudaonion said...

I got an enhanced e-book for our iPad and I wasn't impressed. I probably won't buy another one.

Bryan R. Terry said...

I really don't have a problem with eReaders ... my BTT answer is here: http://bryansbookblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday-reports-of.html