Changing (Reading) Habits

There a certain tension between digital and physical books. While I'm not against either, and like reading both equally, I keep wondering whether or not reading ebooks has changed our reading habits. I wonder if we're reading too quickly, not thinking a bit more deeply about what we're reading. I sometimes think aloud whether or not we're getting everything we can from what we read digitally.

Maybe it's time seriously consider reading deeply. To stop and think about what we're reading on our devices. To take notes. To put what we're reading into context with what we know about a subject or an author's work.

Maybe that's a challenge for me. And for the fives of people reading this. For the next week, try to read more mindfully. Take notes. Think about what you're reading and digest it.

An ebook reader atop a stack of printed books