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Book readers. What problems do book readers encounter when reading a book?

Asked by Oddie18 (13points) April 28th, 2020

Book readers. What problems do book readers encounter when reading a book? For example having to re-read text. List your problems and what you did to overcome them.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

I hate e-readers. I read physical books with physical pages.

I have no problems.

janbb's avatar

Interruptions or distractions.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Cats that hold the pages down with their feet.
I’m working on solving this problem.

kritiper's avatar

Spilled coffee or other drinks, children, that dust cover that seems to always be a hassle.

KNOWITALL's avatar

It hurts my eyes after awhile, since you can’t change the stark white background in a book like phone. Bookmarks get lost often or slide out when you carry books around. Binding is sometimes loose.

Inspired_2write's avatar

A lot less than a digital book, that’s for sure.

Easier on the eyes as long as lighting in the home is good.

Like a computer of cellphone screen one should look away from the book page for every twenty minutes of reading, usually that’s when I get my coffee or take a breaks for a piece of fruit etc.
I can now get through so many more books easier during this Pandemic!
I think that I am a speed reader now

LuckyGuy's avatar

I read in bed before falling asleep. My biggest problem is placing the book high enough so I can read it without forcing my head down and closing off my airway.. If I had a big belly I could rest the book there, but I don’t. I consider this a positive trade off.
Instead I rest the book on top of a box of tissues resting on my stomach..

Adagio's avatar

The last page is upon me before I’m ready to finish the book!

deni's avatar

For me it is always an issue of how to hold the book! Most books, not so bad. I have been getting into some of Stephen Kings longer books though and have noticed that just literally holding the book is sometimes a problem, especially for extended periods! lol

And, as @Adagio said, the utter horror of having to leave the book-universe which I have become so completely engulfed in, always much too soon.

seawulf575's avatar

Usually if I am reading it is right before bed. And when I get into bed, my body knows it is time to sleep. So if I have a good book, it might take a long time to get through it in one page increments. I did read an entire book on a cruise one time. The biggest problem I have had with reading a book was long ago on the sub. I was reading a really good whodunit mystery and some mean-spirited a-hole ripped the last few pages out as a joke. I had to wait a couple months to get back into port to find out whodunit. Thankfully all I I had to do was browse a copy at the store to see and didn’t have to buy another copy.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I can read so fast that I forgot what the last paragraph said :D But then again I read mostly scientific books so…

nightwolf5's avatar

I love reading books. Sometimes my big problem is finishing a whole chapter before I get too tired for the night. Not that it’s a rule to read a whole chapter. I just prefer to. Some of my books have long chapters.

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