Lectio to the Rescue!

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.

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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!

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