At the beginning of this year I posted about doing the empty shelf challenge where I was trying to fill up an empty shelf with a variety of books that I would read throughout the course of this year. I have actually done quite well with this challenge, even better than I had personally expect. That being said their has been one thing that has actually aided me quite well in my reading goals, reading in the dark on my iPad.
I know their are many literary purist out there who love the good old paper books and won’t go over to reading on tablets. And I must admit for non-fiction books, especially good Christian literature I still prefer a book that I can highlight and make notes in. But being able to read by the light of the tablet in the dark when my wife, who tends to fall asleep early, is off in dreamland has greatly aided in the amount that I am able to read. It’s during these times that I catch up on my fiction in take. Reading a good story is a great way wind down after a long day and tablet reading has been a great way to do so. Also, if you are like me and live rurally and can’t always get to the store or don’t want to wait on the next book in a series to arrive by mail iBooks, Kindle Apps, and other tablet book services provide a great way to keep reading your series with no delay.
Even if you are a purist who loves your paper books keep reading them and buy them, but a good copy that you can have access to immediately and read in the dark on your tablet, computer, or even phone is a great alternative that I highly recommend!