#BookBlogWriMo – Day 2

11/2 – How You Read – Paperback? Hardcover? Ereader? Smartphone? Bookmarks, note taking in the margins, or highlighting? Tell us some of your reading rituals!

I used to be a voracious reader, but this summer things fell apart. And now I barely seem to have time to get two pages in at night before bed, before I pass out cold. What has changed? Many things. I think top of the list actually is owning a smartphone. It is so easy to be distracted by Facebook and all of the other things that must have my attention RIGHT NOW!

Also I discovered around July, that I have moved from being a book reader to being a Ereader. How I discovered this was it was about this time that my Nook, which I have had for about 2 years began to die. It became more and more difficult to turn on. Once it was on it would stay on until the battery died. It was then a noticed how much a relied on that damn machine to read. 20 minutes to power up and that was on a good day.

Now I finally have a new reader (Google Nexus) but I am a seemly reformed insomniac. In August I started running. OK jogging. OK moving at a pace slightly faster than walking. And as a shall we say person of size, it is exhausting. So I am not lucky if I get one or two pages in at the end of the night before I am passed out cold asleep.

A few weeks ago I decided to make a change to my rituals, which obviously are not working for me anymore. So I am trying to set aside sitting up, wide awake reading time.

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