Hubby gave me a Kindle for my birthday in April.
For someone who loves books, I haven’t done much reading for a while. Ever since I had Little Bee, I just haven’t found the time to dedicate myself to reading. This could be good in one way as it saves me money as I haven’t been flicking through books in book shops for ages.
But not reading is also bad. It used to be my way to escape. Nowadays I’m so exhausted that I’d just fall asleep or park myself on the sofa to watch mindless TV. Not good at all.
However, I have started going to the library with Little Bee and reading to her during bedtime to instill the love of reading in her. She loves listening to stories but she knows she will have to learn to read by herself eventually.
Back to my original statement on the Kindle that Hubby bought for me.
I was skeptical at the beginning as I couldn’t bear the thought of substituting the feeling of holding a book but I could also see the benefits.
When we were away for our Malaysia trip, I didn’t have to haul six or seven books (which I never intended to read as I won’t have time) with me. All was in the very light Kindle.
I’ve also found myself browsing for free books on Amazon and ‘buying’ books that I don’t normally buy. And now, instead of having unread books everywhere in our every messy house, I have them neatly in my Kindle, ready for me to read when ever I choose to.
I might lose the pleasure of holding a book and turning the pages but I have now gained virtual space to keep the books in and discovering the pleasure of finding moments that I’m able to read.
One day, I will discover time to read again.