Day 6 – A-to-Z Challenge – A few of my favorite things
I’ve never been an avid reader. I always found it taxing – read three pages, realize I was actually daydreaming through the last two, reread the last two, move ahead three more, realize you were once again daydreaming through the last two.
I suppose they call it attention deficit disorder these days. I’ve known about it long before it was an official diagnosis.
Most recently I decided to save a bit of money by riding a vanpool to work. It’s great – I drive two miles to the meet-up, climb aboard and let someone else deal with all the traffic. I can sit back and . . . do nothing.
Not really my style.
So I dug out the Kindle and started reading on my daily commute. I can’t believe the difference this device has made. I’m not sure why, but I find myself devouring books. Granted, the books I’ve read aren’t hard to concentrate on. I’m really enjoying a few young adult novels, much to the dismay of my (then) teenage daughter. But I think the action of clicking through the pages vs. turning the pages of a book might help keep me engaged.
The first books I read on the Kindle were the Twilight series. Funny story, but I never realized how huge those books were until after I had read them. My Kindle shows me % of book read, not the actual pages. So I never knew these books hovered around 400 pages – gulp.
In my page turning days, I know I would have gotten half way through and gotten intimidated by the heft. Or maybe holding all that weight just got to be too much for me to handle.
I don’t really know why, but I know I’m now loving my commute. I do find it helpful to plug in to some white noise – you can only imagine the din with 12 women riding in close quarters.
But I’m reading more than ever.
The only problem is, I don’t retain much of what I’ve read. So I’ve decided to open another vein on my blog. Book reviews – who would have ever thought that I would find time for this!