My weird reading habits and the internet

I spend a lot of time on the internet.

Too much time, I think.

I’ve become used to reading blog posts instead of books.

My attention span has narrowed, and I just want to pick up information quickly, without taking the time to savor an author’s words.

This makes me sad, because I just love words!

For example, I’ve been trying to finish “The Pillars of the Earth” since June.

It’s a good book, but 506 991 pages long (I’m on page 486 right now).

I’ll read a chapter, then put it down so I can spend time blogging.

I’ve read a number of other books since June, just cannot seem to finish Pillars of the Earth.

It’s a good book, and I want to finish it so I can read the sequel “World Without End.”

So I guess that I’ll stop blogging right now and get reading!

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About boomergrl49

Mom, Grandma, social worker, blogger. I love reading fiction of all kinds, and I'm also addicted to television, especially Fringe!

Posted on March 15, 2009, in blogging, reading and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I also read a whole lot less than I used to – the internet is way too addictive and by the time I am off the computer I am too tired to read.

  2. Me too, Lady Banana. After posting and commenting on blogs, all I want to do is go to bed! Thanks for the comment.

  3. Me too, internet, kills a lot of old habits. First casualty is reading, then my long solitary walks. I think I should be more disciplined.

  4. I have that problem, I will be reading a book which is a good book but just doesn’t grab me. I put it aside for something new and will end up reading several more before I get back to it. Usually when I do get back to it I end up starting over, by that time I can get into the book and finish it.

  5. Tammy, I’m glad I’m not the only person who does that! Thanks!

  6. I switch back and forth so now I’m back to reading have a little faith by Mitch Albom…he’s so good…

    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com

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