After years of insisting that the screen was too small for it, I finally installed Amazon Kindle and Google Play Books on my phone. Now whenever I’m in line at the grocery store, or stuck anywhere else, I’m reading a page or two of whatever novel I’m in the middle of, instead of mindlessly scrolling through social media garbage. I recommend it.

But I still have a problem with allowing the internet to monopolize my time at home.

Yesterday, I barely touched my computer or my phone. I spent several hours reading (finished up Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You, and it was fantastic!), and working on my own fiction writing.

The hours did not whiz by as they usually do. I was amazed by how the day stretched out.

I promised myself it was a habit I would get myself into more often, and yet today I’ve already been up for five hours and have spent nearly all of that time on Medium and other news aggregate sites.

I think I’ll log off now, and see if I can’t salvage the rest of the day.

My books are calling.


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