Rekindling a love for reading
I got a new Amazon kindle Paperwhite a few months ago (see what I did there☝?), and have been plastered to it rather than mindlessly clicking around on my ipad in my evening downtime. I forgot how much I love to read. I’ve read Dear Madame President, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less, and could not put down What Alice Forgot and was surprisingly absorbed by The Notorious R.B.G.
Having a kindle has inspired me to read a lot more – having so many books on one small device makes it easy to keep reading. I did my research, and chose the Kindle Paperwhite based on size, the backlight, and the screen type. I wanted the black and white paper like experience when reading, and the kindle Paperwhite delivers. Keep up to date with book recommendations on this blog – it will be a monthly series with the best books for women to read.
Paper v Plastic
I suppose I could order the print versions of the books, and I do have some print books that I read. However, for me, I like the Kindle because all of my books are on one device, and I can refer back to them easily. I highlight my favorite quotes. I like seeing the progress at the bottom of the screen (you can set a preference to tell you what percentage of the book you have read, and how many more minutes are left in the chapter). I love not having clutter.
Kindle app or Kindle device?
Before committing to the purchase, I tried the Kindle app on my iPad and definitely did not have the same reading experience (especially getting interrupted with messages and news alerts.)
Join in the conversation. What are you reading? I’ve loved following Reese Witherspoon’s book club on Hello Sunshine, a media company devoted to telling women’s stories – a mission I can get 100% behind! The May recommendation, You think it, I’ll say it, by Curtis Sittenfeld is a collection of short stories I couldn’t put down.
Also, you can read my latest book review of Girl, Wash Your Face – it’s my new favorite book, and all of my friends seem to be reading it. Rachel Hollis is everywhere!