Relax. Read. Repeat.

In Summer, Our Closest Allies Can Include Sunscreen, GPS, A Porch Swing And, Above All, A Good Book Or Two. Here, A Panel Of Authorities--Including Famous Authors, Frequent Flyers And Erotica Scholars--Sets The Reading Agenda

More Than Words

BRIGHTEN YOUR BEACH READS WITH E-BOOK EXTRAS

Don't look now, but there's a second e-book revolution going on. The first one, which arrived back in 2007 with Amazon's first Kindle, was all about words. This one is about pictures--and video and audio. Many of this year's best e-books aren't just good reads; they're multimedia extravaganzas.

Monochrome e-readers such as Amazon's Kindle Touch and Barnes & Noble's Nook Simple Touch still excel at plain text, and their E Ink displays won't bleach out on even the sunniest of summer days. But the richest experiences are on color-screen tablets and...

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