Sunday, August 21, 2016

Amazon Changed My Life

This is a day I never thought would come. I only own 20% of the hardback and paperback books I used to keep in my home. I've saved all my reference works, including the 20 volume Oxford English dictionary.

However, when I got disabled, I bought a stand for my iPad and read all my books on its screen. This would have, once, been unthinkable. I bought a paperback at Costco months ago and haven't read it. Instead I go to Book Bub and buy books for $.99.

You have to understand that books made me who I am. With serious ADHD, the only break I got from the runaway train inside me was when I was caught up in a narrative. It was always my desire to own more and more books so I could show off my love for them.

Amazon changed all that. I have so many books saved in the cloud that sometimes it surprises me.

The next time I move, I'll have even less books with a spine or stitching. Amazon changed my life.

When people come into my home in the future, they'll have no idea how much I celebrated reading as one of the best things in my life. I don't love books less, but my concepts of how to keep them has morphed into a new reality.