Friday Morning Bookclub

May 4, 2012

Meet William Landay, Author Of This Month’s Book: Defending Jacob

Filed under: Defending Jacob,Uncategorized — susanbright @ 10:07 am
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I just finished reading Defending Jacob on my kindle. Something to think about after listening to the interview. Are you missing something by reading on an E-Reader?


  1. ok – so I haven’t read Defending Jacob so I won’t listen to the interview before I do 😉
    But in reference to missing something by reading on an E-reader – I say yes – will I go back to books full time – no
    for a few reasons
    1. The book light that is in my Kindle cover powered by my Kindle rocks my world as I can read anywhere at anytime without looking for “good” light.
    2. The online library makes it so I can read new authors, new books and they are at my fingertips
    3. I can easily hold “any” book with one hand
    4. I can sync it with my iPhone that goes with me everywhere, so if I am made to wait…..I have my book to keep me occupied

    What I miss in a “real” book
    1. I am not always sure if I have read the book when I have read it on an E reader. When I am in a store or discussing with someone else since I don’t really “see” the cover I don’t always remember the name or author of the book. Or if someone ask me what I am reading and I am just reading a “filler” book…I don’t always remember what the name of the book is .
    2. Yes I do miss turning pages back and forth easily – yes you can go back and forth on an E reader but it is not the same.
    3. And yes maybe even bending the corners of the page for a book club book 😉

    Just my thoughts……………………….

    Comment by Mona — May 4, 2012 @ 11:26 am | Reply

    • Hi Mona! I think it is safe to listen to the interview as the author is pretty careful not to give the story away. I too love the convenience of my kindle. As you say, no matter where you are you have any number of books available. In the case of Defending Jacob it sounds like there really is an advantage to reading the actual physical book. Part of the story is told in the form of a grand jury transcript and according to the author it is actually printed in a different font and layout making it more authentic. Having read the E-book, I had no idea that this was the case. There is still nothing like flipping the pages of a real book, or browsing through a shelf of books! What is your book club reading this month?

      Comment by Susanbright — May 4, 2012 @ 7:54 pm | Reply

      • We are reading The Tigers Wife this month. I started a couple of days ago and am enjoying it.

        Comment by Mona — May 5, 2012 @ 8:48 am | Reply

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