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I’m old school. I’m lame, I know.

I just can’t get into the e-readers. Kindle, Nook, iPad, or whatever else there is.

I’ve tried, I really have.

I read Donald Miller’s book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years on my iPad. I loved the book, and I tried to love reading it on the iPad. But I didn’t. The worst part is a few months later when I went to go look at my notes on the book, I couldn’t find them. The book was erased from my library. It floated away into cyberspace somewhere, and while I remember reading a great book, I have no idea why.

This only compounded my reasons for not moving with the trend on this one.

Everything is moving digital, I get it. And it will only continue to move that way.

It’s not that I don’t like the idea of reading a book with a device. I just look at my behavior and have noticed it isn’t helping me as a reader.

I have numerous e-books downloaded onto my computer. I haven’t read any of them in their entirety. I have good intentions to, but they sit in folders waiting for that magical moment when I’ll remember they are there.

I forget about them because I don’t see them. I have dozens of books on my shelves I haven’t read, but because I see them often I think about how much I still want to read them. And I eventually do. Bonhoeffer sat on my shelf for over a year before I picked it up. I saw it often and kept telling myself I should read it. The book stared me down long enough that I finally read it (in it’s entirety).

Those are my reasons why I don’t.

Are you a kindle fan? Why or why not? 


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