Books and Bookesses

I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, "Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it. - signed, A Guy"

— maureenjohnson (@maureenjohnson) May 6, 2013

With this tweet, Maureen Johnson started the big Coverflip of last week and it kind of makes you think, doesn't it? Well, it made me, at least, think about books and their "female equivalent" (bookesses?) and how pitifully underrated the empathetic abilities of men are.

What's in a Book?

That which we call Effie Briest by any other name would be as boring.
Reading House of Leaves I've stumbled over the majestic triad which is book, text and story. It's rather obvious what the words signify, isn't it? (Hint: It isn't.) So let's try to wrap our minds around these three magnificent pieces of vocabulary and answer the question: What is an ebook?