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Preparing for a digital detox

July 27, 2014

Jane Austen novels


Life is becoming a bit of a blur and I’m feeling the need for a digital detox, so I’ve decided that next weekend I will put away the iPhone, the Nook and all my other gadgets. The internet will have to do without me for 48 hours.

If the weather is nice, I’ll go outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. I’m also looking forward to reading some real books instead of ebooks. I’ve treated myself some beautiful editions of Jane Austen’s novels, which I found in the local bookshop. The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and each book is introduced by a contemporary writer.

I’ll also read a couple real newspapers. And do a bit of stitching. Cook and eat a meal without looking at a screen. Have a long leisurely bath. Write a postcard or two instead of instagramming or tweeting and doing facebook status updates. I might even play a board game.

Have you ever done a digital detox? Do you have any tips? If so, please comment below.

PS – It seems I’m not the only one rediscovering the joys of paper! I’ve just found out that The Reading Residence blog has a Papery Peep linky.

The Reading Residence
3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2014 10:01 pm

    Those books look beautiful. Hope the digital detox brings everything you wish 🙂

  2. July 31, 2014 11:45 pm

    Oh my days. I’m a massive Austen fan and those books look edible 😉 From a fellow #PaperyPeep 🙂

  3. August 1, 2014 10:25 am

    Oh, those Austen books look gorgeous – I so want them! Your digital detox sounds sublime and so relaxing. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing with #PaperyPeep

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