Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Kelly's Book 1.13: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
I'm going to kick this year off with a big one -- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. I'm traveling next week, so I'll have some quality time to make a dent in this big boy. It's not my longest (that's 1Q84) but it's a leftover from last year's TBR list, so I felt like it was time to take it on.
Honestly, I bought this book such a long time ago that I really couldn't remember what it was about. I re-read the description before putting it back on the TBR list for 2013 and it still seemed interesting, so I'm in.
This one is an eBook and we've talked before about some of the (less obvious) differences between eBooks and pBooks -- here's one: It's waaay easier to tell at a glance how long a pBook is. :) When I bought this eBook, I didn't even look at the page count, whereas if I had picked it up physically in a bookstore, I would have known right away that it's huge. In fact, I didn't really notice until I was counting up pages towards the end of 2012 as I was racing to finish my list.
From now on, I might make more of a point to check page count when buying eBooks. I don't mind a long book, but I think it's good to know what you're getting into from the start (before you see the looooong line of dots on your Kindle...) How about you -- do you check out the page count when buying an eBook?