Reflections On a Screen Scratch Drama (Or There Is a Crack In Everything. That’s How the Light Gets In.)

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Last week, on a quiet evening, I discovered a small, bright scratch on the screen of my beloved reading companion Touchy, an electronic delight of the Kindle Paperwhite variety, for I categorically refuse to consider it a mere inanimate object. This small, lightweight, nice-to-hold electronic delight with its beautifully illuminated screen has brought me much joy over the past two years, transporting me to many different worlds and into many different lives, and has given wings to my thoughts and stirred in me most agreeable emotions.

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How Do You Choose What Book to Read Next?

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Nowadays, we readers have more choices than ever. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, classics or indie literature, paperbacks or e-books, there are countless titles out there that can enlighten and entertain us. But how do we choose what we read? Based on bestseller lists? On what the critics say? On our friends’ recommendations? Or just on the beauty of the cover? Should we make a conscious choice at all, or simply read any book that comes our way?

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