I hesitate to call myself an avid or voracious reader because I know people who read much more than I do, but I certainly call myself a regular reader. I always have a book I am reading and at least one on deck. I am not always good at remembering names, titles or sometimes even the plot or main characters (unless one or the other makes a big impression on me), but I love stories.
I am currently reading a book called A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. It’s the first book of hers that I have read and no doubt found it on some “must read” list on social media. That is how I make most of my book selections. I click on any post that includes a list of books and frequently monitor Facebook threads where my friends ask for book recommendations.
I cannot put this heavy read down. It’s a big book and a long book but I simply cannot stop reading it. And, with just a few hundred pages left, I am starting to get sad to realize it will soon end.
And almost every time I sit down to read this book, I end up using Lectio. Sometimes it doesn’t matter to me that I don’t know what a word means; I just keep reading. But this book is so wonderful, I want to know the essence of every word I read. Instead of looking up the word with a search engine, I can simply use Lectio to take a picture, then hold the highlighted word for the definition.
Remember, the definition function is not yet text to speech, but will be eventually. Further evidence that everyone can benefit from Lectio! It’s a handy tool to provide instant increased access to language. So, if you are an avid reader, give it a try…and please add this book to your list!