I always joke to Keith that reading is as necessary as eating to me. I was looking up something in my Amazon account and decided I’d count how many books I’d read since the beginning of June and I counted 28 …. Plus I’ve listened to 3-4 audiobooks during that time (and managed a complicated three state move). Seriously, I always have my Kindle with me and not a day goes by that I don’t read some – during meals, traveling, waiting for appointments, by the pool, at night when I can’t sleep … I can squeeze in a lot of reading during my typical day.
My favorite topics are mysteries, followed by history and historical fiction, I like medical fiction, and I love books that are set in different countries or teach me about different cultures (I to travel whether via a book or car, train, or plane!)
I’ve mentioned the Overdrive app before that allows me to borrow books from the library … I usually just get my audiobooks via Overdrive because I share my library with my Mom (I gave her her Kindle and keep it on my account) but you can borrow ebooks too.
I know some of you don’t like ebooks but the day I got my first Kindle I was sold. I carry my entire library with me in a device about the size of a paperback, I never have to worry about running out of reading material, and as my eyes get tired … I just increase the size of my font and keep reading. I still buy physical books too but mostly cooking, travel, quilting, knitting and other craft books.
I’m lucky that I have leisure time to enjoy reading but even when I worked full time and was raising the boys, there were many nights I stayed up very late reading.
Don’t ever hesitate to tell me if you’re reading a great book. I always check out recommendations even though I don’t always read them.