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four ways of looking at a novel

To answer the personal question “Do I love books, or do I love reading?” — and the larger question “In which format(s) is the book most likely to endure?” — author Ann Kirschner (Sala’s Gift) tried Dickens’s Little Dorrit in four formats: paperback, audio, iPhone, and Kindle. She discusses her impressions of each in this Chronicle of Higher Education article. Among them: the particular pleasures of audio books, why the iPhone e-reader is “a Kindle killer,” and the power of story to transcend any device.

Read Little Dorrit in paperback.
Read Little Dorrit in paperback.

Listen to Little Dorrit as an audio book
Read Little Dorrit on a Kindle
Read Little Dorrit on an iPhone

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