Kobo Chat: Slower Reading

What’s new on your Kobo or other ebook device? First, let’s take a look at the electronic reading I’ve been up to lately. I’ll talk about what I’ve finished, what I’ve downloaded (bought or borrowed), and how that’s working out for me. Grab a coffee and let’s chat!

Finished

I finally finished the ARC of What Has Become of You by Jan Elizabeth Watson. I have some thoughts on that one. I’ll have a review up soon.

New to the Kobo

  • Bought: I was a lucky winner of a Readathon Mini-Challenge hosted by Jessica of The Bluestocking Society and had $10 to spend. Since I loved Yoko Ogawa’s Revenge, I picked up The Diving Pool ($10.99). Thanks, Jessica!
  • Borrowed from library: Nothing borrowed this week but I did put a hold on The Naughty Little Book of Gaelic by Michael Newton. This was published by my local university.
  • Netgalley title: After a Twitter conversation, I was sent an invitation to read The Three by Sarah Lotz.
  • Downloaded for free: Book Riot recommended The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

 

Let’s Talk

It seems as if it takes me longer to read books on my Kobo. I can’t figure out why. Is it because I can’t skip ahead and go back easily? I tend to do this with paper books when I feel that the story is lagging. I just need to reassure myself that things will get more interesting. It motivates me to keep going. I’ll just put my Kobo down for awhile if the story starts to drag. What about you? Are you a slower ebook reader?

I’m probably going to read The Three next. It sounds like a spooky one about plane crashes and the end of the world. Those kind of books are my jam.

How about you? Are you reading anything interesting on your device? Find any good deals? Tell me about it!

8 comments:

  1. I haven't downloaded much lately. I've been TRYING not to check the Kindle Daily Deals because even though I'm a Nook user, I still have the Kindle app on my tablet. Arrgh! I actually find that I read faster on my e-reader, and I think it's because I can't skim ahead or move my eyes all over the place. I'm more focused on a smaller amount of text in general, and I whip through 'em!

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    1. That's interesting. I think that highlights the differences in how people read.

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  2. Not being able to jump ahead easily bothers me, too, although the Kindle now (supposedly) let's you do that withough losing your place. I haven't tried it yet, but I think not being able to skip ahead has made me DNF more books than I did before.

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    1. It's easier to DNF ebooks, I think. Maybe because they don't take up physical space.

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  3. I am actually going through a period of reading real books, which is weird for me. I'm usually married to my Kobo. I think I may like it better than real books, at least for taking places in my purse and reading in bed. But alas, I'm reading heavy and cumbersome real books right now. Maybe I'll even get some muscles!

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    1. Ha! Isn't that the way?! I've had a few big ones recently that I wish were ebooks so I could put them in my purse.

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  4. I go through phases where I read everything on my ereader for a while and then all physical books for a while. I'm in the physical books period at the moment, which is inconvenient as I've finally got the library e-copy of Laini Taylor's new book. :p

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    1. I've been pretty even with ebooks and physical books though I've been buying lots of ebooks so I think the scales are going to lean in that direction.

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