I saw this the other day on one of my favorite sites, Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade --
It's summer. Go outside and read! Noting that two neuroscientists recently advised books should be read outdoors in order to protect against nearsightedness, the New Yorker's Book Bench blog reported that the "need for tablets that can be read in direct sunlight becomes more pressing.
"If you are an iPad devotee, a solution might be near: last month, Apple applied for a patent on a 'Display that Emits Circularly-Polarized Light,' which would make the iPad more viewable in direct sunlight to viewers wearing polarized sunglasses."
Of course, another solution would be to simply pick up one of those quaint, old-fashioned "paper books." Added bonus: no need to move the hammock closer to an electrical outlet for recharging."
Just after I read this, I went to the Farmer's Market in downtown Portland. The sun was shining and, under a tree, a young woman was actually reading. I was tempted to go over and tell her that she was winning the fight against myopia!
Perhaps this is why Summer Reading is all the rage. What do you plan to read al fresco this summer?