Junie B. Jones and the Book, Web, Book

So I had to read this article by Jessica Pressman on House of Leaves. She primarily explored the relationship between the book and digital media. For example there is an album by the band Poe about House of Leaves and referenced in House of Leaves. Also, the word “house” is always in blue in the book to resemble hyperlinks. This along with our project made me think about the future of books in the digital age. Will we ever get to a point where books can’t be read without the internet in front of us because it will become normal to follow books’ instructions to go online in order to further the story and then return to the printed text? I doubt it, because that just seems to cumbersome to the average reader, but I might be wrong. Maybe this is the upcoming trend in books.