October 1, 2011 11:41 PM Subscribe
Is it actually possible or enjoyable to read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell
as an ebook?
posted by cabingirl to writing & language (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm headed off on another vacation and, as usual, reading old AskMes for book recommendations. Jonathan Stange and Mr. Norell is an AskMe favorite, and I started reading it in paperback once but didn't finish it. (I was on vacation and the vacation ended and somehow I never got back to it). I'd like to read it in full, but I don't want to pack that humongous paperback in my backpack. Is it worth reading as an ebook? I am worried about all of the footnotes and it being difficult to navigate to them on my iPad.
Bonus points for an ebook reader recommendation that makes it easier - I currently use Kindle, Nook, and iBooks for different things, so tell me if it matters which app I use.
Bonus bonus points for alternate books that are engrossing but won't suffer in the ebook format. I've already read most of the common recommendations such as Pillars of the Earth, Hunger Games trilogy, Stieg Larsson, Naomi Novik, etc.