Ok people, I need help yet again. Twice today alone, my father somehow managed to jump ahead on his Kindle (he must get grabby with it when he is watching his beloved wrestling, I guess). Of course, it is then passed over to me to find the exact page he was reading before the trauma. Exact. Page.
Now remember, if you will, that I also have to edit a whole bunch of books and then put them into one huge anthology so he isn’t inconvenienced by having to flip through things like chapter listings and credits. So it is find the exact page someone else is reading in the equivalent of TWELVE WHOLE BOOKS. Sorry, that was from me banging my head into the keyboard. Again, this happened. Twice. It sounds like this:
Me: What book were you on?
Father: One of those ones.
Me: Uh, yeah, but which one? There’s 12 books in this one. Was it James Patterson? Michael Connelly? Karin Slaughter? Who were you reading?
Father: Jericho Quinn.
Me, searching the spreadsheet I have done to keep track of his reading: There is no author named Jericho Quinn.
Father: Eyeroll – the CHARACTER is named Jericho Quinn. (Duh implied at the end).
Me: I don’t read them so I have no clue who…never mind. Goodreads search of all of the authors in question. Find right book. Then do the “did you read that page yet”, “did you read that page yet”, “how about that one”. Until we come to the right page. TWICE.
Rant over. For now. Maybe. He has the Kindle Paperwhite, so my question is, have any of you tried the new Kindle Oasis? The one that has the dedicated page-turn buttons? Do you think it would avoid the jumping ahead like sensitive touch-screen does? The price is pretty steep, but if it would help me avoid ever having to have the conversation above again, I might go for it. Or a tranquilizer dart. That works, too.