Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Should Be Reading‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too! Kim again this week! 😉
I feel like such a slacker these days when it comes to reading my 100 books for this year’s goal. Whether it’s work, fanfiction, movies, or friends, it seems like there’s always something getting away of reading. Even as I write this post, I’m sitting in my living room watching Thor: The Dark World.
For the most part, I spend a good chunk of my spare time reading. But not the things I should be reading, perhaps. (Though, my friend Jen comforts me by saying that at least I’m reading something vs picking up some unsavory pastime instead.)
We have a world filled with things to do!
But there are so many things going on in the world now that it is hard to devote the necessary amount of time to reading. Working a minimum of 9 hours a day, taking time to socialize with friends during off times, and making sure personal hygiene isn’t neglected (aka making time for my requisite 1/2 hr bathroom extravaganza), plus all the little every day chores and errand …. How are people so able to read and blog as much as they do?
Tablets vs. e-Ink?
Ever since I got Rafael (my iPad), I have the ability to read fanfics on the go just as easily as I can my books and ARCs. Prior to Rafael, I had Sycamore, my lovely e-Ink Kindle. Life was so much simpler with Sycamore because I couldn’t do anything except read. With Rafael, I’m suddenly able to peruse Twitter, send emails, read Cyanide & Happiness. Which is silly since I got Rafael for reading books. (Fun fact: my first app downloaded was the Kindle app.)
One of my concerns with getting a tablet for reading is the enormous distraction it would pose, which is why I had chosen an eInk ereader in the first place. Apparently, I was justified in my fear. There are some people who can just read no matter what, and I’m not one of those people. Either way, I think that by choosing an e-Ink ereader is going to facilitate reading more easily than a tablet with a reading app would.
Or maybe I’m the only one so easily distracted. Let’s just all read more. 😉
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