This past summer, on a recent family trip, I went without Wi-Fi or cell coverage for a full seven days. Camping in the dirt, eating S’mores, reading books, and not checking news or email once.
For most of my life reading has been a chore. I blame school. Book reports, essays, and multiple choice questions all turned reading into a means to an end. My “end” was ensuring my GPA stayed high enough so my parents wouldn’t stop paying for my car insurance. I always wanted to “read for fun”, school just seemed to make it impossible.