Last week, our executive director Amanda embarked on a mindfulness challenge: reading from a physical book every day for a month. Click through for her first update!
When you read something, of course, you're not just reading the text in front of you. You're reading those words in concert with all the other words you've read. But when I'm reading from my phone, I find that the connections I make are primarily social: a turn of phrase will remind me of an article someone posted, or of something I meant to share, and the spell is broken by the intrusion of the real world. I open Facebook, find the link, and give it to my friend; in so doing, I lose the thread of the story.