The other day I was reading a book that the author wrote the contemporary heroine dialed the number on a borrowed cell phone. I don’t know about you (as my mind works completely different than others I’ve found), but the word "dial" jumped out at me. Who dials phones nowadays? All mobile phones I’ve seen and land lines too, do not have a rotary dial. You know, those old-fashioned phones you placed your finger into the round slot and pulled counter-clockwise with your finger to the far right side of the dial for each number you were dialing? It took so long to dial a telephone number if it had a lot of eights and nines. I doubt my youngest would even know how to call someone on a phone like that.
Hopefully I’ll write punched, or something similar, whenever my heroine makes a call.
I've come across a few others that jump off the page and tell me the author's age but presently can't think of them.
What about you? What books have you read lately that pinpoints the author's age?