what i'm reading: reading lolita in tehran

I just (re) started Lolita In Tehran by Azar Nafisi. Once again I am reminded that, especially for women, geography is destiny. Not that I need reminding, it's something I think about all the time. There but for an accident of birth go I.

And, since right now all roads lead to iPAQ, I'm thinking of getting the book in ebook form, too. I would leave the paper book at home, where it would stay clean and undamaged, and not add weight to my backpack, and read the digital version on the subway.

This means, of course, that I'll want to get a spare battery, which Alan The Handheld Evangelist has advised me to do all along. The lesson here is always listen to evangelists.

Not really.


Kyle_From_Ottawa said...

Despite being a computer engineer, I never liked e-books. It's not the same as curling up with a good book.

On a different note, you do know kind of weather you'll be facing right?

As of 3:06 p.m. on Dec 20:
NYC: 17 degrees F. (Feels like 3)
Toronto: 7 degrees F. (Feels like -2)
Albany: 4 degrees F. (feels like -17)
Ottawa: -12 degrees F. (Feels like -34)

Kyle_From_Ottawa said...

Actually though, Toronto is on average only 10 degrees (F) colder than New York City, so it isn't that bad.

Ottawa, despite being only 4 hours to the east, can be much colder in the winter (though the summer temperature is about the same).

laura k said...

E-books: great for the subway or an airplane. I have arthritis in my shoulder, making a lighter backpack a wonderful thing - and I tend to read really thick books! But I'll certainly still curl up with regular old paper books at home.

Weather: yup. Fortunately we both like winter and hate summer. Toronto, as you said, isn't that much colder that NYC, and I look forward to more mild summers.

Of course, once I experience a Canadian winter I may change my tune. But no place is perfect!