Friday, September 07, 2007

e book

We have to read Anna Karenina for my book group, and I started by printing pages from a download from Project Gutenberg - worked but a little clumsy, so now I've downloaded the e-book software for my Palm Pilot, and I'm going to give it a shot, reading my first e-book.

I'll let you know how I go.


Blithe said...

I'm interested in how your e-book reading went. I looked at Project Gutenberg's Australian site the other day and tried reading an old favourite of which I don't have a copy. I found it almost impossible to read on screen (the text seemed laboured and stilted) and wondered if it was better on a Palm Pilot or if it is just hard to read e-books. To my biased mind, there is nothing like holding a book in your hand and having that multi-sensory experience.

Andrew's black dog blog said...

I'm enjoying reading the e-book at the moment, but it's a big book and I have a long way to go. I've tried Gutenberg on other books before but not had an success but I'm finding the formatting on the Palm much more user friendly. The story is coming through and that's what's driving my reading. It's sorted of seamless too. The reading just continues down, down, down. There's no sense of turning the page.