Four Peaks in snow

Saturday, February 17, 2018

I read, therefore I am (an adult?)

I feel like I read a lot.  Most of it the past 15 or more years has been on a computer screen, but the idea is the same.  I think.  I have a friend who doesn’t think it counts if it isn’t a ‘real’ hold it in your hands book.  I am under-educated by his calculation, as I don’t read BOOKS.

Mom reads books.  A lot of them.  She mostly finds them at thrift stores or free ‘take one, leave one’ exchanges.  She mostly like biographies.  She has sent a couple home with me, but I can’t get past the first chapter.  Just not interesting.  She found one, ‘Accordion Man’ by Myron Floren.  He was the smiling accordion player on the Lawrence Welk Show.  I sat down this morning and read it in about 2 hours.  So, I am still a fast reader.  It was light reading, but I enjoyed it.  If you didn’t grow up watching Lawrence Welk it might not be nearly as interesting.

At any rate, I still have ‘it’, when I’m at an age where I’ll take any and all ‘its’ that I can claim.  I am a reader.  I just choose to mostly do my reading on a computer.

13 comments:

  1. I love to read books. But I think if you are doing anything to keep the mind active, you have it.

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  2. We both read a lot, went from real books to e-readers much easier to read and hold,plus we have a few thousand free really good mysteries to enjoy. Reading stimulates the mind I think?
    Keep enjoying...

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  3. Whether it's a book or on the screen reading is reading. I used to read a lot but books started to bore me to the point I'd fall asleep. To rectify that I started doing Crosswords, Fill-ins and Cryptograms that work the mind keeping me alert. I can read the News, Blogs and E=mails all on the computer without difficulty but as soon as I grab a book to read my eyes start to close.
    Besides back twenty years ago the saying was you had to know how to use a computer by the New Millennium or you would be considered Illiterate. Times have changed.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  4. I have always read but the volume has increased greatly since I bought my KOBO e-reader. Like George and Suzi I have acquired a huge library.

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  5. I do most of my reading on computer and internet.

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  6. I had to smile when you mentioned the Lawrence Welk Show as I watched it when I was young and I still watch it with my mother every Saturday night on PBS.

    I used to love to read newspapers not so much books and now I do my reading online.

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  7. I have always been a reader. But when my wrists and hand became arthritic and I had to go to an e-reader because it is so light weight and I can enlarge the font. Reading is Reading

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  8. I prefer a regular book, or my kindle or tablet for reading. Never could get comfortable reading from a computer monitor.

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  9. I love to read, I have a kindle and I love the free books. I'm a very light reader, don't like anything too heavy, something that doesn't make me think too much..haha.

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    1. I'm considering getting a Kindle. How does one get free books?

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    2. My primary source is Project Gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/m for books that are no longer copyrighted. I also use https://archive.org/ but their ebooks are not formatted as well as Gutenberg. I have a library card that allows me to download ebooks from my 'domicile' library although I may be miles away.

      There are plenty of other sources - Google Search for Free ebooks and similar search terms.

      There are many other sources

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  10. I read a lot on my computer (blogs, News, Internet Searches, PDFs etc) but not books. There was a time that I got all my books in hard cover from the Reno library. Then when I first went full time I got paperbacks in 'take one leave one' exchanges. Now books are read on my Kindle Paperwhite (125 books since I got it in March 2016).

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  11. I have always been an avid reader, but now that my eyes are getting worse I'm having more of a problem. The newspapers use a different kind of ink and the print looks more gray than black, and even the computer isn't dark enough to suit me. i just got a Nook for Christmas and like the fact that I can enlarge the print, but holding a device doesn't compare to holding a book, IMHO.

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