Ah, I remember the days of calling books a real “page turner” with nostalgia. Not because books aren’t any good now; it’s more like my brain won’t focus long enough to get sucked in for hours at a time.

Ack! My English major brain is traumatized by the phrasing in that first sentence. The books weren’t page turners dripping with nostalgia, I remember with nostalgia, but stream of consciousness demands I leave it alone. DAMMIT.

Okay, I feel better having said it, moving along now.

Just this moment I realized how strange that saying might sound to people who’ve only ever read books on Kindle and such — flicking that page onscreen just doesn’t have the same oomph. I don’t think I’ve ever read an entire book that way, come to think of it. I just can’t focus long enough to get sucked in onscreen.

Yes, I realize the irony of that when it’s so easy to lose hours to Instagram. Have you seen “The Social Dilemma”? It’s a documentary on Netflix about AI and social media and it’s, as they said in olden times, a real humdinger. I’ve watched it through twice and still don’t think I’ve grasped it all. 10/10, highly recommend. Well, in all honesty it’s also scary as hell but still, highly recommend.

Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “page.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!