I’ll admit it. I fell into the trap of saying, “I don’t have time to read because I’m a college student and I’m always reading textbooks!” Most people seem to accept this excuse, giving me a, “But of course! You’re busy!” and “This is such a busy time of life for you!” Yes, I am busy, I’m not disputing that, but truth be told, I’m not always spending my time wisely. With the new year, I decided to stop making excuses and start finding time in my life to read again.
The biggest jumpstart to this decision was my parents buying me a beautiful Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas. I love this little device. It’s thin, has a touchscreen, and it allows me the luxury of having Sherlock Holmes and Pride and Prejudice at the touch of button everywhere I go. Yes, I still adore the smell of new books and such, but I’m grateful for the convenience of having a lightweight device storing dozens of books. It helps me stop making excuses about not having books with me. I have been taking advantage of the library Kindle downloads and I am on 4 different waiting lists for these books:
- Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
- The Maze Runner (I started reading this one but my 2 week borrowing period expired and I’m back on the waiting list. Boo.)
- The Host
- Life of Pi