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With the advent (and growing popularity) of eBooks, I’m seeing more and more articles about how much “better” they can be, because they have the option to be interactive … videos, music, glossaries … all sorts of little extra goodies to help “enhance” your reading experience, rather like listening to the Director’s commentary on a DVD of your favorite movie.

How do you feel about that possibility? Does it excite you in a cutting-edge kind of way? Or does it chill you to the bone because that’s not what reading is ABOUT?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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71 responses

  1. Excellent, timely question!

    My post is here

  2. Fab question! You can find my answer here.

  3. This is a great question. And the differences play out in my own family :-) Thank you :-)

    http://akweelife.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/booking-through-thursday-interactive/

  4. I’d never given this question/issue any thought before. Here’s my answer http://killmeifistop.blogspot.com/2011/06/btt-interactive.html

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  6. A particularly awesome question this week – and very topical…
    Here’s my take on interactive e-books:

    http://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.com/2011/06/rather-brilliant-e-book-debate-for-btt.html

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  8. I wrote this post… and then hit “publish” and it vanished! What the heck!!! so I rewrote it!

    http://elizabethwillse.com/2011/06/16/booking-through-thursday-multimedia/

  9. Great question! My (somewhat heated — LOL) answer here:

    http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/btt-interactive/

    ~MizB

  10. You will find my reply here — http://boyett-brinkley.blogspot.com — as soon as I write it which is what I am going to do right now!

  11. Oh, hot topic…check out the “short version” of my thoughts HERE

  12. A nice controversial topic. I’m just a teensy bit opinionated on this one: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday-book.html

  13. Oh does it ever chill me to the bone. Great topic!

  14. Interesting. I really didn’t know how I felt about this until I started writing. Here’s what I said:

    http://jlshall.blogspot.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday-interactivity.html

  15. Suck it up, people. It’s the wave of the future. It’s inevitable. It’s the music revolution all over again. It’s the paradigm shift that so many are refusing to accept. I guess it’s because the essence of the book has been around for centuries. I like carrying 100 books in my eReader instead of in my suitcase. I know it’s comfy and cozy and we like how it feels to curl up in bed with a book, or lie in the bath with one. We also loved vinyl as well, once. Remember?

  16. Good Question! I actually answered this weeks and last weeks since I missed it.

    My BTT: http://easternsunset-reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday-ebooks.html

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  20. I guess interactive “reading” is real today, and it will not go away, but I love reading. You can find my thoughts here: http://sigridfraenget.blogg.no/1308256566_booking_through_thurs.html

  21. Those media features are more interruptive than interactive.
    My full answer is posted.

  22. [...] This week’s question: With the advent (and growing popularity) of eBooks, I’m seeing more and more articles about how much “better” they can be, because they have the option to be interactive … videos, music, glossaries … all sorts of little extra goodies to help “enhance” your reading experience, rather like listening to the Director’s commentary on a DVD of your favorite movie. How do you feel about that possibility? Does it excite you in a cutting-edge kind of way? Or does it chill you to the bone because that’s not what reading is ABOUT? [...]

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  24. I am abysmally late, but I still wanted to participate. Check out my response here with an archived resource that’s worth considering in this debate.

  25. I really wanted to participate in this question but I did a post on this not too long ago so I’ll just leave the link to that instead if anyone wants to check it out http://ihugmybooks.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/discussion-e-readers-vs-books/

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