How do you like to read?
I have been an avid reader all my life. As a child I was fortunate to read easily and books were my passport to adventure and travel that could not be accomplished in real life. My mind was fully engrossed when I was reading and I expect my mother needed to call me twice when it was time to do something else. I was also fortunate that my parents encouraged reading.
Time always brings change and the last 50 years have brought about more changes than ever before. These changes include how we read. Reading a paper book – be it hardcover or paperback – is enriching, instructive, thought provoking, and just plain fun. And reading an ebook is exactly the same. While the physical touch is different, it is the act of reading that is as refreshing as drinking a glass of cold water on a hot day and as comforting as a cozy blanket on a cool evening.
I am not a proponent of either format. I read in both formats. Sitting with a book on my lap is comforting and the act of turning the page is part of the reading ritual. But because I can access ebooks on a device that travels anywhere has allowed me to read in places where a book does not always work. And using ebooks allows me to find some books that I cannot find in print.
Whatever format that we choose to use for reading – the great thing is that we READ!
I would be very interested to hear about your love of reading. Has your reading format changed – and how?
Looking forward to hearing your views.