I often get asked “How do you read so many books?” One of the biggest things I’ve done to read more books is downloading an ebook app to my phone! I love to read during those in-between moments and am always surprised by how those moments add up.
Here are three strategies to read more ebooks:
Read as you’re falling asleep or just waking up.
Not everyone sleeps with their devices next to their bed, but if you’re the kind of person who does (I am!), use your phone or tablet as a way to wind down, not as a distraction. I love that my Kobo app has several modes including a dark mode so the bright light doesn’t keep me up. If I’m having trouble falling asleep, I’ll typically read with the lights off until my eyelids start to get heavy, then I’ll tuck my phone on my bedside table and zonk out. I find that non-fiction is best for this, as a good novel will encourage me to stay up all night to finish. It’s certainly not a routine for everyone, which is why I also suggest reading a few minutes right when you wake up. This will help you get into a great mindset for the day as well. There’s really nothing better than a few pages first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee in bed!
Read while you wait.
If you have an ebook app like Kobo on your phone, you can read whenever and wherever. It automatically syncs to your other devices so even if you left off mid-way through a chapter on your tablet, it will be bookmarked on your phone app too! So next time you’re stuck in line at the DMV or getting an oil change, you’ll have your book with you! (I will also add here — read on the toilet. No one knows and honestly? No one cares.)
Keep your ebook app synched and organized.
This is one of the biggest reasons why I love Kobo for ebook reading. It automatically syncs so you don’t have to worry about that, but the organizational features rock. I love being able to create Collections of my ebooks so if I’m in the mood for non-fiction to help me sleep, I can open my non-fiction collection. When I’m finished with a book, they go into a collection of Books I’d Recommend and Not That Great Books. Honestly, my ebooks are way more organized than my real books!
What are some of your favorite ways to read more ebooks?
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Ooh! These are helpful tips. I don’t use my ebook as much as I should, but will def try carrying it around more to get some more reading done.
That’s what I love about having the app on my phone, I can squeeze a few extra pages in wherever I go!