Apr. 26th, 2017 07:42 am
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 I don't remember how I came to get the daily Bookbub email, but looking through their selections every day has become routine.  I purchase about 15-25 books a month this way paying between free and $2.99 each.  It's crazy, but I haven't identified it as a problem (and my husband doesn't know about it, so he can't identify it as a problem either)

I am not a voracious reader.  I used to be when I was a child before the internet and cable TV though.  I fell out of the habit when those distractions entered my life.  I watch virtually no TV now, but I do spend a lot of time with activities on my phone (shopping, podcasts, social media, news).  Currently I only read at night in bed just before sleep.  This is a problem because I'm not a night owl anymore - when I lie down in bed for the night I'm pretty much ready to fall asleep.  

I buy mostly self-help books offered via the Bookbub email (they also have a website with a lot more books to choose from).  I like spirituality books and books on health.  Occasionally I buy foodie books, but I prefer those to be real books that I can thumb through in real life.  I also find myself purchasing biographies and historical fiction (

I always have one self-help book as well as one "reading" book going (might be fiction or non-fiction).  Right now I'm reading the book Doc right now - about Doc Holiday.  I paid $1.99 for it when I bought it on special (current price $10.99).  I'm also working through the book Aging Backwards which was also $1.99. I'm probably not going to read the whole book; I'm particularly interested in the sections on exercise and stretching.

I read with a Kindle Paperwhite.  I lurve it!  My husband reads with his iPad.  Sometimes I use his device if I want to read a magazine or a book that has a lot of pictures.  I also have an old Nook, and I continue to add any free books I see offered with a Barnes & Noble link (usually the free books have only an Amazon link).

One thing is definitely true - If the rate I'm reading books and the rate I'm buying books stays constant, then I'm going to have a ginormous unread collection.
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