I hear nothing but praise for large type and damning of small type in books.
At the book club, I showed my Collectors Library edition of Jane Eyre,delighting in the small format, someone dismissed me with, "Oh you still can read small type."
As if I haven't heard this one before and she couldn't see the glasses on my face.
Then this morning I read someone who said, "I couldn't read the small type. Must be my aged eyes."
My question: is this not the modern age? Have we not got reading glasses? Why the complaints?
As someone who has worn glasses since the 4th grade for nearsightedness and whose eyes have aged in the expected manner so that I now have some farsightedness, I wear trifocals (smoothed over so y'all can't tell ... ha!)
Man up, get some reading glasses and stop forcing those of us who do to lug around gigantic books with monstrous type of the sort that used to be featured only in the Dick and Jane stories for tykes.
(I'm talking about the "average" here, not the unusual exception condition ... so we need not go there.)
* Numbered in no particular order except that I'm sure there are six other things I don't understand more often than this. Be glad I didn't drag you through those questions so early in the day! :-)