What is the difference between reading – #fanfun

What is the difference between reading in print from digital – #fanfun

When you look at the history of reading, the digital ebook/ereader formats are not the first change in reading. It was fascinating to see that around 10th century A.D. Before then people had read for thousands of years but the change was people started reading SILENTLY. That was a novel thing. Before that people read aloud. Now books and stories became a personal experience.

In education it’s called metathinking. Reading books silently allowed a person to think about thinking. To contemplate what was being read and analyze and evaluate and decide how they felt about the story.

It’s funny to think of now but way back when, Socrates thought writing would weaken the human mind. I think that’s the same thing we’re going through now. People think that ebooks will somehow diminish the act of reading when there are many wonderful things about ebooks (like never running out of books to read).

What do you think about reading in print or digital (ebook) format?

How has it changed the way you read?

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.


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