So there was an interesting thread that I chimed in on about how some of us are ‘reading ebooks in 2022.’
I am in a transitionary phase where I will be forced to leave my physical book library behind and be left with only my kindle to read, study, reference, look-up, learn, and work with in regard to my Dhamma studies, practice, and teaching.
As I mentioned in the thread linked above:
With my physical books, I am a highlighter (4 different colours for 4 different reasons), a tabber, a sticky-noter, a margin-writer, and I am oddly very good at quickly finding passages in books that I have read based on roughly where in the book and where on the page a particular passage was (i.e., the physical memory of where something that I read was in the book that I want to look up); this latter thing is simply not possible with ebooks as there is no, “oh that, that was about half way through the book, on the lower side of the left page!”
Being in the situation where I will no longer have access to my physical books, I would love to read how other book worms and study-geeks here on SCD&D, especially those who also do not have the benefit of physical books, effectively use their ebooks/kindles.
Please forgive me if this sounds whiny It isn’t meant to be, and if it comes across that way, it’s probably because I am admittedly attached to my Dhamma books and I am also attached to the particular study practices that I have developed over the past 40 years; and I am feeling the dukkha of change, and the dukkha of grasping and clinging, as I prepare to leave my books behind and work only with my kindles.
Perhaps this tread can be of benefit to others who will be faced with making a similar transition in the future, or even for those who would like to lighten their load and consider shifting from physical study and reference books to their electronic book counterparts.
How do you use ebooks/kindles for effective Dhamma study in lieu of physical books? Did you ever have to make the transition from the physical to the electronic and have any specific suggestions on making the transition fluid, effective, and successful?