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I admit I’m somewhat old-fashioned.  I’ve been writing for a long time, and when I started there weren’t nearly as many formats for books to be published in as there are today. 

But this is so fun!  Whatever way you want to “read” a book, there are probably some titles out there in whatever format(s) you choose.  And I’ll also admit in advance that I’m sure there are a lot of options that I’m not familiar with.

Let’s start with print.  There have been different types of print books for quite a while, including hardback, trade paperback, and mass market paperback.

And now there are also e-books in several different formats, depending on the e-reader you use: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and more.

So… there are many different ways to use your eyes to read.  But you can use another sense, too–hearing.  Audio books!  I’m in the process now of having a couple of books in my Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series made into audio books.  Looking forward to it!

Another possibility, of course, is Braille, which I assume is only used by the blind or perhaps also those with poor eyesight.  And yes, people who use Braille do use a different sense: touch.

Those are the main ways of enjoying a book that I know of.  Anyone want to educate me on something else? 

And, yes, enjoy what you read no matter what way you do it!

Linda

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Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published 52 books so far, including mysteries and romantic novels. More than twenty-five of them are romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Nocturne. Her latest release is Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire, for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has also written several mystery series including the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries and Pet Rescue Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs! Linda enjoys hearing from readers.
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Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published 52 books so far, including mysteries and romantic novels. More than twenty-five of them are romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Nocturne. Her latest release is Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire, for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has also written several mystery series including the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries and Pet Rescue Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs! Linda enjoys hearing from readers.
  • Veronica Jorge says:

    And there’s nothing like having someone physically present to read a book aloud to you, especially if it starts with, ‘Once upon a time.’ By the way, what’s the difference between a trade paperback and a mass market paperback?

  • Good point! Audio books may be fun, but they’re not as personal as a family member or friend reading to you.
    The difference between trade paperback and mass market is their size. Trade paperbacks are the larger format, and mass markets are the smaller ones. Most bookstores have both, as well as hardbacks.

  • Veronica Jorge says:

    Thanks, Linda!

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