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  • Actually turn pages. It might sound weird, but there’s a tactile pleasure in turning the pages of a book that scrolling a little button does not give.
  • Use it as a doorstop. If it’s a thin book, wedge it under the door. If it’s, say, The Stand, prop the door open with it.
  • Build a fort out of them. Unless you have a lot of money and a lot of Kindles.
  • Do origami. Fold paper airplanes. That sort of thing.
  • Throw it at the cat. Well, you can throw a Kindle at a cat, but only the once, and only if you don’t want to use it ever again.
  • Burn it. Apparently books don’t actually burn that well, on account of the chemicals in the paper, but I bet they burn better than a Kindle.
  • Close it or put it down with emphasis. If it’s a thick enough book, you can get a lot of emphasis. And you don’t have to worry about cracking a screen.
  • Write things in it. I think Kindles have some kind of note-taking capacity now, but it’s not the same is it?
  • Hold it up in just such a way to display the title to any interested persons who might be impressed by it. If you were that kind of twat.
  • Lend it to someone. You can lend someone your Kindle, but you can’t lend them a book off your Kindle, now can you?
  • Write smartarse notes in it. I enjoy picking up books I used for courses and finding things like ‘LOL NO’ written in the margins. For I am a child.
This post brought to you by curmudgeonliness, intractability, and boredom.
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