But I also like to read non-fiction, including Christian living, bios and memoirs, histories, etc. Usually I’ll have one novel and one non-fiction title going at the same time.
I also am a huge fan of audiobooks and always have one on my iPhone so I can listen in the car.
These days I read almost exclusively on one of my Kindles. Yes, I have more than one.
- The Paperwhite stays in my bedroom. It is the perfect ereader for fiction. The e-ink is easy on the eyes, the device weighs mere ounces, and it feels and looks just like a paperback (except I can adjust the size of the type and hold with one hand).
- My Kindle Fire HDX spends most of its time in my office or the living room. I use it for reading research or reference books, especially those with pictures and graphics. and for listening to audiobooks that use the Whispersync for Voice (the professional narrated audiobook follows along with the text on the screen; awesome!).
As I write this post, I only have one book going. A rare thing for me. I am about a third of the way through Unbroken: A World War II Book of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.
No question, this is a dense book (497 pages). It isn’t the kind of story that you can easily speed read because most paragraphs are long and filled with information you don’t want to miss.
Angelina Jolie has directed the movie of Unbroken and become friends with Louis Zamperini (seen together at right), the “hero” of this biography (movie is set to release on December 25, 2014). I plan to be in that Christmas Day audience.
I am sure to need a dose of fiction soon, and the hardest part is deciding which of the books already on my Kindle will be my next read. So many wonderful choices. Do I go with a long book or a short one? Am I in the mood for contemporary or historical? Humor or emotional? Romance or something with suspense? Decisions, decisions, decisions.
So what about you? What are you reading today? And what’s up next on your TBR shelf?