I hate the Kindle, Amazon’s electronic e-book reader.Â I really have no qualm with the device I suppose but the model of licensing reading material and calling it a “book reader” smacks of consumer injustice.Â But for health reasons I may need to get one.
I read on the can as most people of learning do.Â I finished Robert R. Colton and Joel A. Palmer’s History of the Modern World largely on the toilet and some 3k of the 4.7k pages of the Dark Tower heptilogy were consumed on the crapper.Â This habit has had long-term health effects though as I’m now reading the 1.3 kilopage tome The Codebreakers and my right wrist starts hurting after a few minutes.Â This has never happened before and I fear it may endanger my ability to read books larger than a few hundred pages.
So I’m reduced to three options:
1) Buy an e-book reader
2) Eschew large text consumption on the john
3) Construct some ridiculous articulated lapboard to mount in the bathrooms of my house.
The answer is obvious; I have a battery of counterbalance potty tables to build.