I Can’t Read Books Anymore

What has the Internet done to my brain?

Ellen Eastwood
4 min readJul 22, 2022

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Image of a young Asian woman in a white top reading a book at a table on a balcony. There is a rose on the table.
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I’ve been a reader for as long as I can remember.

My mom told me that when I was three, I could read books on my own. It seems a little far-fetched, but there’s no doubt I practically came out of the womb reading.

Growing up, loving books was an integral part of my identity. While other kids played…

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Ellen Eastwood

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