There. I said it.
My pickiness has not so much to do with what I’m reading and more to do with the process of reading. What I mean is that everything about the reading process has to be just right. There needs to be the right level of light, the right level of noise, and it has to be a comfortable environment that’s not too hot and not too cold.
Another symptom of my pickiness comes from an acute awareness of sitting position, or more specifically how comfortable I am while I’m reading — including whether or not the book I’m holding is properly supported. I thought the advent of ebook reading would solve that problem, but it really didn’t. Sure, a Kindle device is easier to hold than an 800-page book, but support it long enough, and it feels heavier than it really is — which then becomes a huge reading distraction.
I had the opportunity to test a solution to this first-world problem when I was given Dockem’s iProp.