Ok, so I originally wanted to write a blog post about the books I’ve read lately, but honestly only two have stood out:
+ The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
+ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
But there have been two developments in my reading sphere which I feel compelled to share.
So, first off is how I’ve reorganized my reading list, of books I want to read.
I had just kept them in a document on my Evernote, but I recently started using Wunderlist and that’s where I’ve moved them all. And it has been amazing and so much more usable.
So I have created a folder “Books to Read” and within that folder are lists of the types of books such as self-help, cycle/body, lifestyle, business, fiction and so on.
Then once you click on the list, say fiction for example it takes you to the actual list of books. I have 14 books on my fiction list at the moment.
I then took the time to add whether that book was available at my library and what the call number was, and if it wasn’t available at the library I included a shorted link to the book on Amazon.
And then, what I’m most proud of, is I added the little summary of the book that came with it on Amazon or the library.
So, now I can go into my list, click on a book and be reminded what it is about and whether it’s at my library or not.
Before I just had giant lists of books I would make and then I couldn’t remember looking back at them what any of the books were about so they were pretty useless.
The next discovery I made was an app called Libby. I’ve downloaded it onto our iPad mini and can now access a ton of digital and audio books using my library card.
This is going to be amazing for travel because I love having books to read, but they are so bulky, heavy and just take up space in my luggage, especially on longer trips.
We always bring the iPad anyways but now that I can read books, or listen to books on it, amazing.
So, two books I’ve got cued up for this current trip:
+ A Darker Shade of Magic
+ Girl Through Glass
Oh, and I should also mention that you can tag books you want to read at some point and you can look back at that list in Libby.
What book tricks am I still missing out on?