How Much More?

jeffscurlock —  January 25, 2012 — Leave a comment

I’ve tried my best to stay up with technology as much as possible. I don’t want to become the old man who complains about the young people and their gadgets.  I guess in the battle to think young as I grow older I should embrace technology.

I do have a PC and hope one day to convert to a Mac Pro just don’t have the funds for that right now.  So I do have a PC, an iPad and a iPhone.  I have searched for every app that will keep me in the technology loop for the iPad and iPhone.

When it comes to reading I’m still a little old fashioned in that I don’t want books to go away.  By that I’m talking about the ones with the paper pages. I love the feel of a book in my hands, the smell of the pages and how they look in my ever growing library.  I have used the iBooks app on my ipad to read a couple of books and I’m now reading a book in my kindle app.  I only read books electronically if I can download them cheap and still get my hands on at least a good used copy of the book for my library.

Since I have set myself a goal to read fifty two books this year it’s important to me to know how many pages there are in the book and how many of them pages I have left until completion. It’s not that I don’t like to take my time and really enjoy a book; it’s just that I want to know how much of that book is left.  It occurred to me this morning that the book I’m currently reading on the Kindle app does not have page numbers. No Page numbers! I’m enjoying the book but have absolutely no idea how much it is left and it’s driving me crazy. I haven’t ordered the hard copy of this book yet so I can’t even refer to it to find my spot.

Is this typical in the Kindle app? If it is, this is my first and last book to be read there. I just want to know how much farther I have to go. Is that so unreasonable?



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