// September 7th, 2010 // No Comments » // Books
I’m placing my bets on the digital book market exploding in the next year. My boys are already begging for an iPad. Hmmm, $650 price tag? It’s pretty steep, but then again, that little gadget looks like it would be so handy! If I’m considering buying an iPad, there’s got to be millions more parents just like me thinking about it, too. And once the pressures of Christmas giving go into hard drive in November, those thoughts will likely turn into purchases.
While the naysayers on the dangers of digitizing literature abound, I’m trying to embrace the newest concept in reading. I do love the feel of paper, but I am getting sick of lugging around my latest book – a 1014 page hard cover copy of Ken Follett’s World Without End. I want to get to the end of the story just so I can stop weight lifting every time I read. While my kids’ book, Danny in a Newfangled World, is a light weight at 105 pages (soft cover), its young readers share no such love affair with pulp as their parents do.
As more and more households welcome ebook readers, a bonanza in digital book downloads is inevitable. And what better book to introduce kids to the newest form of reading than one about a boy who gets sucked inside his computer? If that can entice my child to get sucked inside a book, it sounds good to me.