Words

I have just realized another reason I prefer reading a book on my iPad instead of in paperback or hardback form.

It is WORDS!

I guess I never read the way some people read, with a dictionary in one hand and the book in the other.

I never took the time to look a word up in the dictionary when I was reading a book. If I hit a word I didn’t know, I would ignore it and get the meaning of what was being written by the surrounding sentences that had words I understood.

Had I not been so lazy, maybe my vocabulary would be better now and maybe my spelling too. Thank goodness for spell checkers.

Back to “words” and the iPad. When I am reading a book on the iPad, it is simple and quick to tap on the word and a define option appears. I tap on “define” and a nice window pops up and I am no longer wondering what the word meant.

I suspect it it may be the same with the Kindle as well, but since my Kindle reader is an Apple app, I can’t be sure.

I am reading a book by Stephen King (On Writing) and have hit the define request several times. I got my copy from the iBook store, but the link I gave you was to Amazon. I buy my books from Apple if the prices are the same.

Sometimes I wonder if I am the last verbally challenged reader out there.

In a previous post I mentioned another reason I enjoyed reading using this medium, that being able to crank up the font size.

Well, I am going back to the book, but since I had this revelation, I thought I would share it with you.