I’ll follow up on my colleague Jeff Reich’s most recent blog, about summer reading, with a mention of a book I’m really getting tired of carrying
around in Milwaukee’s steamy summer. Oh, this is not a comment on the book’s content,
only its weight--and perhaps the shape of things to come.
This would be Geoffrey’s C. Ward’s biography A
First-class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt. Ward is, these days, documentarian Ken Burns’ top
writer and so far (I’m halfway done), he’s done a swell job on FDR, and
performed a prodigious feat of research. But at 889 pages in hardback, this
book is huge--and heavy. Real heavy.
It’s this kind of experience that’s moving me slowly
toward at least experimenting with a digital reader. For a committed print guy,
that’s some admission.
-- Ron Kovach, senior editor, The Writer
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re: One step closer to an e-book?
Wed, Aug 25 2010 8:07 PM
I have been waiting since 1968 for the e-book revolution. I bought a Kindle in 2008, and now I read 90% of my books on the Kindle. It's not the media that makes the book, its the writing.