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I know, I know – physical books obviously win over e-readers any day. However, I can make a strong case for reading digitally in addition to having paperbacks on your shelf.
The last one and a half years I spent a lot of my time breastfeeding or sitting in the dark by SJs bed waiting for her to fall asleep. In these moments I am very grateful that I can read books on this little device that comfortably fits into my hand.
Phone time = reading time
Many people struggle with spending too much time on social media. I found that having book related apps on the front screen of my phone keeps me from aimless scrolling. Instead, I spend a lot of my phone time reading.
Also – I am a big lover of audiobooks. This way any (mundane) activity – cooking, folding laundry, walking – are times inside a book.
My two favourite reading apps
So, now that you are sold on the idea of reading digitally I want to introduce a few of the apps I use to get e- and audiobooks.
This is probably my favourite reading app ever. Scribd is a subscription service. You can pay monthly or annually and then access quite a large selection of e-books and audiobooks. I use it a lot, especially for audiobooks.
Libby is a library reading app. Many libraries loan out electronic copies of their books as well as audiobooks, e-papers and magazines. Many (including the Berlin library) use Libby for their users to access their catalogue and read and listen to what they have borrowed. My library subscription is 10 € per year, so this is super affordable.
Do you read e-books or listen to audiobooks? Have you got any favourite apps or services you recommend?
This is Day 44 of my 100 Day Project. You can learn more about my 100 day project by reading this post. If you want to do your own 100 day Project, I would recommend checking out the 100 Day Project website.