Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Back to the Paperback: Sharpe's Prey

By now, I thought I'd be running out of things to say about reading paperbacks.  Turns out, not quite yet.  Less, yes, but there is still the experience to talk about.

The Richard Sharpe series is great.  I've always read them in paperback even after I bought a Nook, mainly to keep my collection going.  The newest covers are just fantastic.

I was a little wary about bringing my precious new copy of the book with me on a camping trip.  Problem was I already started reading it.  These books are addicting.  I wasn't going to be able to go three days without reading it.  Therefore, I packed it up in a safe spot and brought it along.

I have to say it was neat reading this adventure story while on an adventure.  I've brought the Nook camping before and had to worry about it getting wet in rainstorm.  The same happened here as well, only there wasn't the same concern over losing something expensive to water.  In addition, reading a paperback while out in the wild felt more natural than when reading on the Nook in the same setting.  Can't really explain it.

The book survived mostly intact (just a bent corner on the cover) and is now safely home on my shelf next to the other Sharpe's novels.

My review of the actual book content can be found on my Goodreads page here: Goodreads