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This was a tough one and I only came up with 7- I guess I didn’t even think about making reading life easier, until I began this blog!
I started using Goodreads before I started this blog, to help me keep track of what I have already read. When I found myself forgetting to list books on Goodreads, I began this blog. So really, this blog is my way of staving off early onset dementia.
2. My Local Library
I LOVE my library. When I first moved here (country like area from the City) I had two little kids and knew not a soul. The library was the place we turned to for social time. We went for books, movies, puppets, went to story time. I still go at least twice a week.
3. My $10 reading glasses.
I did actually go to the eye doctor last year, tested my eyes, and got a lovely pair of Kate Spade readers-gorgeous!
Then I proceeded to lose them in less than a month like every other pair of readers I have ever owned. So back to my $10 readers from CVS.
4. Book Page
This is a great little paper that they give away for free at local libraries and where I would get my ideas of what to read next before I discovered Goodreads and the blog world.
5. She Reads
Right after I started using Goodreads, a fellow reader told me about She Reads. I love this sight- especially their Book Club!
A little like Goodreads, but they also have an Early Reviewers group where you can enter to win new books in exchange for a review. My first entry into the world of ARCs-plus it sounds like I could work in a library.
7. My daughter’s Kindle
I have tried to maintain my dislike of e-readers, but in the work or reviewing and blogging, it became apparent I was holding on to a dream.
Now I have to admit to using it about 1/3 of the time.
What make your reading life easier?
Good choices, all! I forgot to put down my eyeglass readers! I had double cataract surgery a couple of years ago and am supposed to have 20/20, 20/20 but for small print and computer I use $10 readers with low magnification to help. Thanks for sharing these!
The Kindle. I wanted to hate it, I really did, but I like mine. It took me about 4 months to warm up to it, but now I read maybe half the time on it. If it’s a book I love, I still like the physical copy, but for books I feel only mediocre about I’m glad to only own digitally.
Welcome to the world of Kindle love! And I’ll definitely be checking out She Reads…sounds right up my alley!
They feature women writers- mostly debut novels. It is fun!
I love my library! And Goodreads is fantastic. 🙂 Great list.
My Book Buddy makes my reading life easier. It’s a pillow like contraption that holds your book open on your lap. I love mine!
I use my chocolate lab for that- and he keeps me warm in the winter- not so great in the summer though!
The Amazon one click button changed my reading life. 🙂
Oh, I forgot about my reading glasses! They really changed my life! I’d been complaining for at least a year about the bad lighting in our living room… until I finally got reading glasses and realized that it wasn’t the lighting that was the problem! Nice list! Now I need to check out She Reads and Library Thing!
Yes to Goodreads and the library! I’m still in the dark ages of reading with my refusal to get an e-reader; I’m afraid of how many more books would pile up if I succumbed!
Way too many! And I only borrow my lovely daughter’s!
I hadn’t heard of She Reads. It looks interesting. I should have put my Sight Savers wipes for my glasses. I use them at least once or twice a day thanks to the basset and the golden.
Great list! I love the library and my reading glasses, too – 6 pairs for $9.99 on eBay, lol.
I’ve never heard of She Reads before, I’ll need to check that out. Library Thing’s early reviewer program is great. A fellow Kindle user as well! I’ve been using mine more and more, I especially like the instant access to a dictionary.
You have a new follower 🙂
I’m loving that libraries have been on everybody’s list (that I’ve seen so far)!
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Absolutely yes to Goodreads, Kindle, and SheReads! All three of these things make my reading life so much better. What a great list! I’ll keep the $10 readers in mind if I lose my Penney’s ones!
Oh… I also forgot to add my glasses to the list! I would be impossible to read and blog without them 🙂 I didn’t know about She Reads, it really interesting! Thank you for sharing what makes it easier for you and for stopping by my blog. 🙂
The Kindle and Goodreads are also things that make my reading life easier!
Oh, my Nook makes my reading life so much easier! I don’t have to fret so much about bedbugs anymore because I only rarely get physical books at the library now. (I am super paranoid about the possibility of bedbugs.) And as well, I can read great big enormous books on the subway without my wrist getting tired. I was wrong to resist ereaders for so long. I know that now.
Awesome list! I also think that having a weekly/monthly calendar makes blogging easier!
I find it interesting how many of us were converted to ebooks by their sheer convenience.