I have like so many of you Chatters, been a great reader of books – I used to be the sort of person who if I got a good book, would just sit down and read as if there was no tomorrow.
Imagine then how it felt when I developed Blephritis -and this lasted in spite of treatment and changing my glasses for years. I soldiered on reading for maybe an hour before my eyes started irritating and very quickly I really couldn’t read any longer. – Reading Newspapers was out!
When I retired I found that without my books I was lost – I did start learning an Eazy Play Organ, music for which is clearly set out with the Melody Line in very bold print, and the left hand was written in the form of Chords – all in all this has proved a real life changer, and eventually I was able to play well enough to provide the necessary music for a small theatre company here in the village and continued to do so for 8 years or so. But still the old problem remained, I was not able to enjoy my books as I had once done – even the large print books were unsatisfactory.
Then somebody told me about Talking Books being available from the local Public Library – and my problem was solved. I couldn’t possibly tell you how many books I have gone through in the last few years – the range of these books available is remarkable, and I have just today picked up three more, all of them being on compact discs. If you have a similar reading problem (as many of us do) have you thought of talking books – they can be an amazing substitute for the poor old eyes! ~Why not give your Public Library a call?
Kind regards and good reading!