Well, I feel pretty strange admitting this, but newspapers and magazines pretty much freak me out. I’m not exactly sure why, but I have a stack of articles on the corner of my desk that keeps piling up – stuff I probably should read but never seem to get around to. Of all the piles on my desk, it’s probably my least favorite of all. I used to have a subscription to a magazine, but then I realized I always felt guilty because I never read more than a couple of articles. Mainly, I just looked at the pictures, so I cancelled my subscription. (Yes, I do feel sheepish writing this.)
It’s made me start to wonder if something is wrong with me. How is it that some people consider it enjoyable to read a newspaper each day? Are they just more disciplined than me? Do they have a greater appreciation of culture, news, and life? Is something wrong with my brain? Because for me, reading a newspaper once a month would be a chore. In fact, I’d rather mow the lawn, dust the house, and change some diapers. As I mentioned in my previous post, although I often do start books, I don’t often finish them, and so I’m beginning to think that maybe I’m an auditory learner. Give me a book or sermon on CD, and I’ll finish it for sure – maybe even listen to it two or three times before I move on to another.
Well, if you’re anything like me, and you find reading difficult at times, I want to let you know about a tremendous resource that I’ve come across in the past couple of weeks. It’s called ChristianAudio.com, and they offer books and resources in mp3 format. It’s a little bit pricey, but they have an extensive collection of free resources available. So am I all alone here with my weird avoidance of printed material, or can others relate?