Kindles and Browsing Books

The Kindle becomes more and more attractive, beginning with its mere 8 ounces — a few small bananas, part of an average cup of coffee, less than a can of soup — and moving on to its dropping price.

Books that are read page after page, telling a story or developing an argument from start to finish are well-suited, it seems. But what about browsing books? Books of poetry or odd facts about this and that seem problematic. In those books, it’s satisfying to land on one thing and another without design. Can one flip around randomly in a Kindle?

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About Carolyn

I live in Washington, D.C., write, teach, try to eat the requisite fruits and veggies daily, and avoid caffeine after 2 pm. I wonder about things a lot -- like why "pretty" means "pretty" and "not so much" and if I can ever perfect the single-portion, no-knead, daily baguette and how many people realize that Beau Brummel had a lot to do with our desire to bathe daily -- those of us who do in fact "take the daily."
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