I finally figured out why I haven’t been reading lately. THE INTERNET
One would assume that given it’s the year 2014, everyone would have internet at home but it’s simply not true. I was internet-less for about, well I’ve always been internet-less at home. Don’t get me wrong, I had a full data plan on my phone and I had a hot spot thingy if I really needed to hop online but I mostly did all my internet stuff at work and when I got home, I switched to watching TV ( I also only have basic cable ) and reading books. The kind made of paper. For those wondering how I managed to job search all that time with no internet, Starbucks! I didn’t really miss not having Internet because I kept busy and I did mention I had data on my phone right. My current job allows me the flexibility to work from home so in January, I finally signed up. THIS CHANGED EVERYTHING!
I found myself hopping online for everything. I looked up recipes, I caught up on blogs, I researched about my herbs and googled everything about Leonardo Dicaprio. You know the important stuff. The hours that I use to spend flipping pages is now spent scrolling through sites. I even got myself a subscription to Next Issue Canada so my magazine reading was now online too.
I did however mention awhile back that I actually have finished some books but I’m not sure what the last book I did share with you was. So…
Here’s a list of books that I have managed to read in-between my online visits. (in no particular order!)
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple
A Window Across the River By Brian Morton
Those Who Saved Us by Jenna Blum
Margot: A Novel By Jillian Cantor
The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley
The Giver by Lois Lowery
The Giver was actually recommended to me by my friend S. She read it in school and now it’s coming out as a movie. It’s a quick read so if you really miss paper books and need something to bring you back, I would recommend picking it up.
Thinking about how little I read now compared to PI (pre-internet) made me feel a little sad, so clearly, I’m going to hop online and starting searching for my next paper book!