Bought a friend a Kindle recently. She wants to get better at English and what’s better for better English, than reading a lot?
Watching her all serenely immersed in ‘books’ made me a bit envious. So I bought one also.
I used to own these back in the day actually. Like a big nerd. (how’d I end up with glasses? ) Used to read 1-3 books a week, most weeks. When that a thing because no YouTube and social media. Somehow the advent of all the Internet distractions, business, work, travel, who-knows-what, got me off the track of reading.
Having the Kindle again though, complete revelation.
It defies describing, how nice it feels to have no notifications, no apps, no colors, none of the distractions. And that e-ink screen that really is just like a book page.
The quiet of a nice coffee shop, and never being interrupted by some sliding notification thingie or the itch to swipe in some app, is brilliant. If you happen to like reading and lost the habit, I recommend trying an e-book reader!
This obviously doesn’t count as “no screen time” but to me, still beats modern-device-time.