Why isn’t this book available in paperback?!
Format: Kindle Edition
My ADHD brain doesn’t process or remember info on screens. The minute it’s not visible, it no longer exists. Out of sight, out of mind. Seems ironic that this possibly helpful book is dangled out there as out-of-reach as an untranslated foreign language version. Makes me question the author’s expertise with the condition altogether, other than as a fellow victim.
I rarely reply to a book review, but this one caught me. I appreciated that she thought the book would be good, and I appreciated that she took the trouble to write a review. But even more so, I agreed with her.
I don’t like reading off of the screen, not anything of any length. I miss more information than I do from paper. And I like to hold a real book in my hands.
The good news is that I’m revising Living Daily, and it will come out in a book and e-book. I’d like send Starfish a free copy but I don’t know how to reach her.
The bad news is I don’t know when it’ll come out. My ADHD does slow me down. Maybe six months?
Questions O the Day:
1. Does anyone else besides me and Starfish have trouble reading off of screens?
2. Does anyone know Starfish? How can I get in touch with her?
Bonus Links O the Day:
ADHD and Reading
I’m the opposite. I take in and retain information much much more if it’s on screen. Paper books I have to work harder at…
very interesting, i thought most of us would have the screen problem. I love books, always have, and much prefer them but can read on screen. just havent been able to get my kindle set up with our library yet – after several years.
do you have nay other thoughts on this? its strange.
i just found the review for the book that you were talking about and was going to suggest you try something that you already did! leave a comment offering exactly what it was you already offered.
good job. at some point one has to realize that there’s only so much you can do and it appears as though you’ve done all you could with this particular instance. i wouldn’t sweat it. if you left the review 24 days ago and they still haven’t gotten back to you it means that they got distracted (maybe?) and the ball’s in their court.
anyway you’re awesome don’t ever change
thank you for the support. i always appreciate our comments.
Yes, I also have trouble reading from screens. Anything that is longer than I can read in one quick sitting, or anything that I want to make notes on or come back to in the future doesn’t work for me on a screen. That said, I do like audio books for listening to in situations where I can’t read, but have the ability to listen, but I find I miss a lot of the content. This makes listening to the same audio book multiple times a pleasure. I get more out of it each time I listen. I was given a Kindle a few years ago and tried using it, but it never took. I do have piles of books… One more thing to try to deal with, but, if I put the piles in my visual space I eventually read them. If they get put away outside of my visual space they disappear from my consciousness though and often don’t get read.
All the best, Scott
I would listen to the audio books in the car or while I’m on the computer doing something else. I keep wanting to do my books as audio but it seems very complicated, and maybe expensive.
i can’t remember to take my kindle to the library to get them to set it up because i cant get it to work.
and like you, if i cant see it it doesnt exist.
as always, thank you for commenting