I’ve been keeping book lists for years—lists of books I want to read and lists of books I’ve read. The latter are my favorite. They are a travel journal, a passport through the stories I’ve lived and the characters I’ve befriended.
I’ve known—for quite some time—that I am wasting my life away staring at a tiny device in my palm. I didn’t need Apple’s Screen Time feature to send that message, but when I saw my statistics were consistently between 20 and 40 hours per week, I took pause. How could I justify spending that much time on my phone?