The interwebs ruins reading, part one thousand and four

Normally, I would mock someone who said technology is hindering her reading. But this rang so true for me:
My reading has taken on a strangely driven, guilty quality, as I try to justify the cost of all those subscriptions and all that hardware by consuming fiction in an unprecedentedly multiplicitous and simultaneous way. Secretly, I long to return to a world in which I had a loving, stable relationship with one paperback at a time.
Snaps to this, reader types. I get this kind of book anxiety all the time, and wish I read more non-internet texts, in part because reading War and Peace is impressive, whereas reading the same length in blog posts is...kind of sad.

1 comment:

  1. This is what we've come to. The technology makes life easier and yet at the same time more hectic.