Top Ten Things That Make My Reading Life Easier

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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!

 

 

1.  Goodreads

 

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!

 

 

6.  Library Thing

 

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?

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