Bibliophiles who get high on not just reading books but also sniffing on paperback will surely disagree (until they’ve tried their first e-reader) but it is an established fact that people end up reading a lot more on e-readers.
According to a study, people who read paper books ended up reading an average of 15 a year in comparison to 24 books read by e-book readers.
If you aspire to read more books in 2017, you should consider making the switch to an e-reader, like the Kindle.
Here’s how it could help you read through your “to-read” list.
To state the obvious, you can store multiple books together in a kindle. Having access to all these book gives you a chance to read more. At some point of the day you might want to read a Mills & Boons and later you might feel the need for some murder mystery. You can never predict your mood but with a kindle around you can indulge in whatever genre you feel like. This way you end up reading more books together.
A kindle is light and can be carried around easily. This means you can keep it with you at all times, whether you’re travelling or taking some time off in the loo. Pick a certain routine like one of these and read while you’re at it. This way you can make the most of your time and read a book in the bargain.
The 10 percent rule while reading a book implies that you read at least 10 percent of a book every day, to increase the count of the books you read. While this might be difficult to analyse on a paperback, the kindle gives you an accurate percentage of the book you’ve read. And when you do so, 10 percentage doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.
Kindle has acquired Goodreads, the popular social network for book lovers which also acts as a recommendation engine. When you finish reading a book on your Kindle it marks it as ‘Read’ on your profile thus building it up steadily. Over time, after analysing your choices, Goodreads can make relevant recommendations to you. You can even follow and connect with fellow readers for recommendations. This way you don’t have to rely on bestsellers for your book of the week. Reading things you like will help you read faster and get through more books.
Buying a book puts a certain responsibility on you to finish it. You’re left confused whether to finish a book that doesn’t interest you or let it stand in your bookshelf staring down at you. Trying to finish this book will slow you down and could also wreck your reading routine. Instead, just put it away for now and quickly switch to another book on your kindle, minus the guilt-trip.