I do sometimes. Especially when I'd rather be writing. Or conversing with other people.
I chose to spend my retirement years researching and writing about how I perceived Life and society ,keeping my sense of humor... separating the garbage from the meaningful sharing information with others, kind of a tutorial learning journal ..
One morning in Oct of 2014 I awoke to discover I had gone blind in one eye and reading/working on the computer/typing was impossible. Even walking and trying to maintain daily functions was difficult, as my balance was off and horrific headaches were inevitable. Opthalmologist/Surgeon diagnosis "Macular Edema" ( bleeding/pressure behind eye ) 4 months later and 4 painful procedures I am able to see blobs of light only. So my research and writings have come to a standstill , and my G-S helps read my e-mail and correspondence.
.. ( I am using a voice command program to write this ).. .
I am not able to do research through reading. This has been the most frustrating issue, and at this point cannot see an end.
I guess the fact this came without warning and was beyond my control was the hardest thing to deal with...Life is full of surprises...so yes I find it very hard to read...
Hugs! I am very empathetic relating to personal experiences with a quick or rapid onset of something debilitating KJ. Thank you for sharing. I give praise for the blessing of the voice enabling device to share with us & of your courage :-)
Thank you for the " E & A .."...appreciated.....
Sometime yes, then I fight it back, forcing myself to read. The reason, over three decades my life's journey took me the direction where i needed work / provide, long hours physically tiring thus rereading was only rare luxury pastime ...
Constantly. When I was younger, I devoured books like they were going out of style, but now I find it incredibly hard to balance everything. Work, writing, house upkeep, art projects, family obligations, etc. Because of this I force myself to participate in a summer reading challenge every year (9 books in 3 months). It has really helped me get back into reading, but it hasn't made much of an impact in the off-months. I think this might just be something I struggle with until I retire.
No, not at all. I spent most of my formative years with my nose in one book after another, I still enjoy a good more often than not. My favourite motto " Books are the window to the world".
I agree books are the windows and may lead toward doors. I miss reading a good book. I have not sat down and read a novel in over 10+ years. I struggle when doing it. I wonder if it is because now I ponder the writing process when I read something.
Reading is a great passion of mine, it gives me inspiration, I love to read my local newspaper and I have books all around me!
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