I Didn’t Have a Book Light

I’ve been wanting to read more but I haven’t been able to. There’s been a book and a Kindle beside my bed for a few months but I haven’t really been doing any reading before bed. I tried to read during the day, after work or dinner, but sitting on the couch to read hasn’t been convenient.

I haven’t been able to read because I didn’t have a book light. The lights in my apartment are too bright for reading. They cover too large an area to be effective. It’s difficult to focus on a page of text when everything in my periphery is illuminated. I had to get myself a book light.

Ideally, I would have gotten myself a rechargeable one to avoid the hassle of finding and keeping batteries. A couple of years ago, I thought I would do away with ever having to purchase batteries again. I bought about 20 AA and 20 AAA rechargeable batteries. They don’t hold a charge anymore and I’ve not used many of them even once.

I’ve already used the book light once. It was convenient. I felt like I was camping while I was laying in bed reading. I couldn’t get the pillows to sit just right so my neck got a bit stiff. I was pretty tired and had a hard time concentrating on what I was reading.

I don’t have the patience for audiobooks.

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