I have just received this gorgeous edition of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations and it made me think about reading books digital or on paper.
I started reading the Meditations in an app on my phone and felt I wanted to take notes but also highlight lines and add observations in the margins, That could only mean one thing: I needed to read this book on paper, undisturbed by notifications.
Other books, like most of my novels but also a lot of non-fiction, I gladly read on my Kindle, enjoying the fact that I can continue reading the book everywhere I want, both on my Kindle and on my phone.
There is no rhyme or reason to my paper/digital books. Favourite authors are all paper, but some of their books I have in digital editions as well, and audiobooks. Some novels I have on paper because I wanted to read them in the bath, and their sequels are digital.
It doesn’t really matter what format I read in, as long as I read.
For now, I am going to enjoy having the Meditations on paper, sitting quietly with my book and letting every word be my teacher.