I’m happy that my love of reading has been ramped up again this past five weeks. I have started reading some really nice books (and one bad one) and discovered some new authors that I plan to continue to read. I’m in that moment where I want to consume as much as I can, and I’ve been here before. I need to make sure that I don’t burn myself out.
I am trying something different this time around though. In that past, I would read each book as quickly as I could and then jump right onto the next one. The problem with that is that I might read a book too quickly, reach the end, and only remember bits and pieces of that. I’m not sure if that is a good thing. Instead, I want to take my time and truly enjoy each book I read, but I do want to reach out and get a few done at a time. Since I recently found my Kindle, I’ve decided that I could probably read two books at the same time enjoying a bit of each depending on where I am.
I find the Kindle offers a great chance to read on the go or in places where carrying a book isn’t always the best. I will usually take my Kindle to work with me or use it while I’m spending time with my pet and only have one hand that I can use. When I’m home and in full reading mode, I like having a book in my hand. The feel of the pages and the smell of the book just does something to my brain that makes it even more enjoyable than just reading something off the screen.
I don’t have an issue reading more than one book at a time. I equate it to reading some chapters in a book and reading other stuff like social media, a magazine, or something for school. Since I’m reading both in different formats, one on the Kindle and one in book form, it makes it easy to switch back and forth. I don’t really feel like I’m missing out either, and it allows me to get a little more reading done than I normally would. I’ve even thought about picking up a third format (audio) and using that when I’m traveling back and forth to work, but I’m not sure if I can commit to that yet.
Either way, I’m really enjoying reading right now, and I am happy with that. In early December, I felt like I needed a push with my reading because I had hit a point where I didn’t feel like reading anything. Since then I’ve read around five books and it has been good.