In ancient times authors would publish on a scroll, not a book.
Scrolls were made of papyrus, leather or parchment. Rolled on a stick, generally about 11 metres long which is about the length required for the book of Acts. Thus undoubtedly made them hard to read in bed!
Only 10% of people in New Testament times could read or write so scrolls were primarily designed for public reading, as we see Jesus doing in Luke 4.
The expense of producing scrolls was prohibitive. Therefore authors like Matthew, Mark, Luke & John did not write like a blogger (!) but took particular care as to what to include.
Maybe our reading of their writings needs to be just as careful.
How do I know all this?
I read books like the Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary.