This Friday, Atlas Shrugged
It is Friday again and I am late with the post. But, I have an excuse. Dropping off a friend at Heathrow so she makes her flight to South Korea takes time! But now I'm ready to answer some Follow Friday question, hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.
Q: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, paperback etc?
I know some people are quite specific in what they prefer and are staunchly against any kind of online reading. I get that, it can be quite taxing on the eyes sometimes. But I simply prefer reading, no matter how and in what format. I do care about what I read, but not, too much, about how. I do really enjoy reading on my Kindle and it was an absolute life saver when I still flew to the Netherlands every other weekend. Choosing between hardcover and paperback is a bit more difficult. Whereas the latter are simply more handy because they are bendy (yes, I here admit to being a spine-breaker), I love hardcovers, especially antique ones. Books are simply beautiful when they have leather covers or beautiful designs. And you find these less on paperbacks, unfortunately. Although they lend themselves to stunning covers as well. So, as long as I can read, I don't really care how I read.
Today I am using Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' for Book Beginnings (Rose City Reader) and Friday 56 (Freda's Voice).
'"Who is John Galt?"'Well, that's definitely a way of starting a novel. Immediately I want to know who John Galt is and why do we need to know who he is, and especially, who wants to know?
I also want to take this opportunity to direct you guys towards an amazing video by Jack Collins, which explains the plot of 'Atlas Shrugged' surprisingly well! And all of this while drawing. Take a look at the still below and then click on the link. It includes spoilers, but it's totally worth it!
So, what do you prefer to read, Kindle or Paperback? And don't forget to check out the video.