I have changed some things in my reading life. I dug out my Kindle Paperwhite, charged it up, and set it next to my bed. Then I searched my library website for more ebooks. I was disappointed to see that some of the titles I want to read are not available in ebook form – yet. But I did find some good titles. I have begun reading for at least 30 minutes before hitting the pillow and with my first cup of coffee in the morning. And I am able to read while knitting the round and round parts of my current projects which gives me even more reading minutes. Using my Paperwhite also helps me avoid the temptation to check email or Instagram too.
Last week I watched a PBS episode on Flannery O’Connor and I am currently reading Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith. I put a hold on A Good Man is Hard to Find and other stories from the library (which has just reopened for limited visits). The new Ken Burns series on Hemingway started this week and I am looking forward to reading the book that accompanies that series. I haven’t given up on print books but for now, this is helping to to give my reading life a boost.
And I see that the weather is promising to warm up so the next reading boost will be setting up the hammock for some lovely afternoon reading outside. Happy Weekend!