Yesterday I went to the Kinokuniya bookstore in Takashimaya, found myself a chair, and settled down with a cup of hot chocolate at the cafe.
It was only much later, once my husband was done shopping for his business management books, that I realized what had happened.
This was the first time I had stepped into a bookstore in months, and instead of looking around, browsing, developing a crick on my neck like I did before, I had calmly walked through, flipped open my iPad and begun to read.
When was the last time I bought a physical book at a bookstore? I can’t remember.
I read 3-4 books a week, so I haven’t stopped reading. Most are e-books, and the hard copies are ones I borrow from the excellent Singapore National Library.