Dear readers, suppose you have to name a book on you or on your life…what would you name it?
I think I will go with “A tale of a girl with some clumsy thoughts…♥️” Sounds like me, isn’t it?
Let me start by saying that after thinking about it for months and reading books on my other gadgets, I have finally decided to buy a kindle, device.
I have held my ground on many of my decisions including never to watch “Game of Thrones” despite the constant nagging of my better half since forever. However, I am in love with Kindle (yes, I accept it) and I want to get my hands on this device. Oftentimes when I spoke to a friend who enjoys reading books we would end up talking about Kindle. I would always be in a favour of my love for tangible books but of course, open for a discussion and listen to the counterpart 🙂
Why Kindle was not my first love when it came to reading books?
To be honest, up until recently I had never been a fan of reading books online. Maybe because I didn’t have the right device (yes, I am going with this to make sure my husband agrees with my decision of buying a gadget) or maybe because I am rigid with my choices.
Remember the good old days of visiting Dariyaganj in Delhi to buy the monthly book dose and then devouring every possible famous street food nearby? It used to be one of my favorite things to do on weekends before the pre-lockdown era. For me, second-hand books have a very different feel and charm. My bookshelf would agree with this, I still don’t believe that my love for tangible books can ever be overcome by a Kindle.
When out of nowhere this pandemic hit us, I was sure I had enough books for a few months. As this nightmare will be over soon. How wrong was I? The time when ordering anything felt like an invitation to germs is when this paranoid mama resorted to Kindle. I still hated it for a few days. Reading on a laptop or on a phone felt strange. I was missing the feel of books in my hand.
The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates ♥️
Initially, it felt like a task to finish a book on Kindle. I would open it and then hate the book immediately, not that the book was bad but it was my brain that kept on signaling to keep the book aka Kindle down.
Why was I focused on reading hardcopy books and not on some gadgets?
Well, I have a little human at home who truly behaves on the “Monkey See, Monkey Do” phrase. I wanted to inculcate the habit of reading in her since young age> Picking up my book and reading it in my peaceful corner soon started to get crowded. However, this mama was happy.
Attention span is one thing that we often speak about when it comes to kids. However, according to a study by Microsoft, the average human being now has an attention span of eight seconds. This is a sharp decrease from the average attention span of 12 seconds in the year 2000. (Source: cision.com)
The major reason behind this is the excessive use of gadgets in our day-to-day life. How on Earth am I supposed to increase the attention span of my little one when I am struggling to keep mine intact?
This was one of the major reasons I avoided picking up a device to read a book. Now, the mini-me is almost six years old and I have seen her being in love with the books.
Sometimes I wish if people can be as interesting as books. People are weird, complicated, and unnecessarily confused, wait, did I just give you the description of my brain?
Deviating from the topic, sorry. Let’s get back to our love story with Kindle 🙂 Gradually, some books made it impossible for me to keep them down and that’s how I started to get comfortable with reading books on this app. In the last one month, I have managed to read 8 books on Kindle and I am really proud of that.
Which group do you belong to, The Kindle lovers or tangible books are real love?
This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon.
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