*This post is a sponsored post, but all the opinions are 100% mine. Believe me! I’ve been agonizing over this review for days.*
I have never read an ebook. I know that I am completely behind, but I haven’t really been ready to commit to this form of literature. Because to me, literature has to sound like literature. I can hear the word literature when I read a book. Literally. I hear the word with each page turn or the flapping of the pages by an open window. I physically hear literature when I read.
Reading an ebook was going to take the literature out of literature.
Then, I thought, well, I had better try it. I don’t want to be accused of being unfair especially since my husband just bought a Kindle Fire. Why? Because he got it dirt cheap, and he wanted one. Who was I to begrudge him. Then, this opportunity came up for an ebook review and I thought, “Okay, sure, why not?” So I jumped in with both feet.
There are 2 reviews happening. First, my review of reading an ebook. Second, my review of reading Murder Takes Time.
There are pros and cons to reading an ebook.
- The book is small. No matter how many pages (or how books) you are going to read, the book never changes sizes.
- Turning the “pages” is kind of fun.
- You don’t need a bookmark because it just stays on the page you stop on.
- Trying to figure out how to get a new book on your your Kindle/Nook/What have you, is a bit perplexing and you might delete the ultra important delivery email because you will think it’s spam. Am I talking from experience? You may never know.
- When your two year old sees you reading on your Kindle, he will take full advantage of the ability he has to turn the “pages.”
- There are no page numbers. I cannot tell you how much this alone bugged me!
- Giacomo Giammatteo is an engaging writer. Even though, it was difficult for me to read at times, I still wanted to know what happened in the end.
- This book has an interesting plot twist.
- Lots of characters to get to know.
- Language–Rough and offensive. Do not read this to your children (it was never intended for children–but I will say it again. Don’t read it to your kiddos!)
- Sexual imagery–Let me repeat myself. Not for kids, or many adults either
- Graphic violence–I still shudder as some of the scenes depicted that I had to skip because I felt nauseous reading them. Now, let me say, those images may not bother you. I’m just letting you know that they are there.