Having an e-reader, I have the opportunity to read fabulous books for FREE. Many of these books are from authors I have not heard of and book titles I may not otherwise have known about. There is definitely an upside to downloading free books, besides the cost factor, some of these books have really been a great way to introduce myself to new authors. I’ve enjoyed reading books from authors, such as: Julie Klassen, Heather Wardell, Ruth Ann Nordin, and Elizabeth Bass to name a few.
The downside to free books is that it has kept me away from reading other books, such as Listen by Rene Gutteridge, The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner, and Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews. Yes, those are books I have already purchased and have yet to read. I am beginning to miss those New York Bestseller’s books that intrigue me each time I walk by the book aisle at Walmart or Barnes and Noble.
There are only so many hours in a day and most of my time is spent with family, so there is not a whole lot of time I actually spend on reading. Thankfully, I am an avid reader and can read rather quickly. However, I have found that if I start a book too quickly after finishing one, I don’t enjoy that book as much. I think I have to give my brain time to sort through the ending of a book, grieve the characters (if I loved the book), and spend some time processing the story. Yeah, I am a book geek. I dissect a lot….perhaps it goes back to my analytical skills and writing so many papers in college.
I am curious…have you been able to balance your freebies with your purchased books? How has it been for you?
One thing is for sure….there is always a great book waiting to be read!! Thankfully, I have an overflow of great books to choose from and am very glad that I have the choice to read any book I would like and still have more waiting for me.
- Sunday Salon: Books Aren’t Everything (3rsblog.com)
- From Kindle back to Nook! (booksintheburbs.com)
- The Sunday Salon: Reading Detour (laurasmusings.wordpress.com)
- The Sunday Salon: I can’t read it all, but I sure can analyze it (laurasmusings.wordpress.com)
- The Sunday Salon: Freedom of Choice (laurasmusings.wordpress.com)
- The Sunday Salon: Joyfully entering the fray (laurasmusings.wordpress.com)