Booking Through Thursday

A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

Interactive? June 16, 2011

Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:40 am

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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 to “Interactive?”

  1. Excellent, timely question!

    My post is here

  2. Tasha Says:

    Fab question! You can find my answer here.

  3. akweelife Says:

    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. FBT Says:

    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. Ellie Says:

    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/

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  10. MizB Says:

    Great question! My (somewhat heated — LOL) answer here:
    http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/btt-interactive/

    ~MizB

  11. Melissa Says:

    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!

  12. JessiM Says:

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

  13. Bev Says:

    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

  14. Ludy Says:

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

  15. 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

  16. JP Kurzitza Says:

    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?

  17. Angela Says:

    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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  21. 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

  22. Matthew Says:

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

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  25. Lindsay Says:

    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.

  26. lubylou12 Says:

    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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