Photo of an elderly man. He is sitting by a window, in front of a computer, reading from a pad of paper

When I was healthy I used to love to read. Favourite genres were biography, history and general non-fiction. As my eyesight got worse, and particularly since the stroke, abstaining has just become something I live with.

Recently I have found some books that I want to read, so have been making an effort. so last week I downloaded Kindle to my phone, and started reading a couple of books that I had before the stroke. Just going on screen size, my phone is not my favourite. But yesterday I downloaded their PC app and resumed a book about the Spanish Civil War. And the good news is that I was able to accomplish it. It is harder and slow-going, but I made progress.

As a youngster, I though that reading was the key to all sorts of knowledge, and it gave me such enjoyment. Even that bit older now, I’m rediscovering that joy again.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

9 thoughts on “Kindles”

    1. It’s good that you can get on with larger text. I found on Kindles that, as the text got larger, so I saw fewer words on the page. As somebody who was used to reading a whole line, and it just being absorbed, I found that infuriating, too. That’s mainly why I went audio in the end. But for some things, paper is still king – I got one of thise enormous Oxford dictionaries (the one printed on tissue paper in 3pt font) a while back and for that, I had to go onto eBay and also buy a magnifying glass!

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