It’s OK To Drop a Book in the Tub. But a Kindle? Not So Good.


I like books, and I don’t own a Kindle. I’ve seen ’em, and they’re not for me.

For starters, good luck with your e-book thingy in the bathtub. I do some of my best reading a-soak, and I can’t imagine a steady regimen of warm, wet air is good for the gizmo.

Plus what if I drop it? A mass-market paperback can survive a dunking. In fact, it adds character to the volume.

My main objection to the e-book is more fundamental: I want to read a book, not a screen. If I want a screen, I’ll go to the computer or turn on the tube.


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