Today's Big Time Blogging prompt asks what kind of reader do I prefer.
I prefer plain old paper books! They represent everything about reading that I love! Sometimes I pretend to smell my books.... because I love them. I only pretend, because books, like cash, stink sometimes. And they've been to some places I just don't actually want to smell. I like to read in the bathtub. I don't take my Kindle in there. When I read books that improve my life (professionally or personally) I like to be able to highlight and take notes in the margins. I finally figured out how to highlight on the Kindle, but let's face it, it's not the same. It can be convenient to use a different kind of reader, but I still love my books.
Speaking of books, I told my daughter I wanted to read because it is relaxing and she said, "No it's not. Reading is complicated." That broke my heart. Reading should be easy and fun (in my opinion). She has become a much stronger reader in the last year or two, but she still struggles with meaning and comprehension. Reading is a chore for her and she works hard at it. I admire her for her perseverance and hard work. That goes for all struggling readers. I have a soft spot for all of them, but I especially admire the ones who don't give up, but keep working and struggling and improving.