Sunday, November 2, 2014

#BookBlogWriMo Day 2: How We Read

Welcome to Day 2 of the #BookBlogWriMo challenge for November. Today is all about #HowWeRead...aka, do we read with a paper or hard back book? e-reader? Computer? Do we highlight and bookmark like it's going out of style, or do we forget (Court does!). Check it out! 



    I think this is a great question! How do we read? Well, I think out of the two of us, I probably read the most on my smartphone. I went through (when I first started reading *again* like it was my job) every single app that was available for reading. iBooks, Nook, and Kindle, or Overdrive from the library. What I found was that I loved the format of the Kindle the best, and it helped me find wayyyy more Indie books than any other retailer, which was nice. (AKA, found Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, Jodi Ellen Malpas, and so many more as Indie authors before they were household names). 
    I still have A LOT of paperbacks, and I tend to get my absolute favorites these days, so that I can eventually get them signed; however, for the most part I read at least 90% of the book on my Kindle or Kindle app. 
    I also am the world's biggest failure at highlighting and bookmarking. I forget to do it in the moment, and have so many times that I wish I would've bookmarked something and searched high and low to find it in the book again. Not especially helpful if I was looking for one of my favorite swoons, or some really steamy moment that just MUST be read again. 

How do you prefer to read? Well, since you asked -- HAHAHAHA. (I'm such a dork, I crack myself up over stupid crap way too often)--I read mostly on my Kindle, at least for the blog. It's portable and has more books than I can probably ever read on it (and much to Court's dismay it's completely unorganized) and it goes with me EVERYWHERE. I took it to Costa Rica on my surfing trip last spring and I fully intend on taking it on all my trips, until I kill it (or replace it). 

When I read for my job at school, I almost exclusively read and highlight in textbooks or the paperback copy. I'm not sure why that is, other than it makes my life easier when it comes to point things out to my students..but now that I think about it, maybe it's my subconscious way of separating my work life from my blog life? Hmm.

I do tend to highlight and bookmark things that I like but I rarely incorporate them in my reviews. This is pure laziness on my part...and I've never really figured out a way to integrate them in a way that doesn't seem lame. 

So, how do YOU read? 

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1 comment

  1. I love using the highlight feature on the kindle. I REFUSE to mark in actual books at all. When doing school work, I will highlight, write in and mark up the book to give myself notes or highlight key things I need to know. I love all the features on the kindle though! I even share quotes on goodreads and facebook from my kindle! :)

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    Kenzi @Shattered Hearts Reviews


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