Friday, January 30, 2015

Follow Friday - Commodus Was Deified by the Roman Senate in 195 A.D.

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Gail Reads Books and A Writer's Dark Corner.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Hard print (real thing) or Kindle/Nook, which is your favorite?

I prefer printed books. I actually don't even own a Kindle or a Nook, although the redhead has a Kindle. I don't have any philosophical objection to reading books on an electronic device, I'm just not very comfortable doing so. I read all of the short fiction in last year's Hugo voter package in electronic format, so I can do it reasonably easily. I just don't like reading that way. There's just something about printed words on a page that feels more comfortable for me.

There's also a practical reason. I do a fair amount of my reading on the bus to and from work. And I've lost more than one book by absent-mindedly leaving it behind when I got off the bus. With a paperback, this is a minor inconvenience, as the replacement cost of such a mislaid book is trivial. On the other hand, a Kindle represents a reasonably substantial financial investment. Because of this, the redhead has said I cannot take her Kindle with me when I'm commuting. I tend to agree.

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