For years I stopped reading, I’m not really sure why – just life got in the way I guess, which incidentally is the best excuse for anything ever. Anyway, the point is for probably the best part of a decade I didn’t read a single book.
In truth I did attempt to read a few but I lost my page, I lost the book, I lost interest. It just wasn’t happening. All of that changed when I downloaded the Kindle app to my iPhone. The fact that I can read a book and always have it with me is what keeps me reading. I can pick up the book even if I just have a spare 5 minutes and get through a few pages, I never lose my page. For the most part, I’m probably preaching to the converted here but it’s actually the fact that I read on my phone rather than a Kindle that keeps me reading. When most people learn that I read on my phone, they say that it’s too small or something similar but they will happily read a page on the internet on their phone. It’s exactly the same as why I use my iPhone camera a lot more than I use a regular camera. It’s always there.
I tend to like reading crime books and I have to say that I should probably break out of this a little more often than I do but here’s a list of books I’ve read that I would recommend if you like similar things…
- The Penal Colony
- Any of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Books
- The Hunger Games
- Life of Pi
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series
I’ve read loads more but for the large part they’re all crime books that are much of a muchness. I like them but it’s hard to differentiate between them.
Thanks to Kindle and iPhone for getting me reading again!