I wanted to make a topic to talk about reading.
I was wondering who here is into reading and what kind of reading do you do?
Fiction and non-fiction, I read them both. I like reading articles, as well as full books. I’m always seeking out new ideas and intellectually stimulating topics, and I read fiction from a variety of genres.
My mind tends to wander. In cases where I’ve tried audiobooks, I tend to switch off, making it easy to lose my place. So I tend to stick with reading books rather than listening to them.
Currently I read books on a Kobo Aura 2nd Edition. I’ve found that I read more on an e-reader than if I have physical books, although I still like to occasionally read an physical book. There’s nothing quite like the feel and smell of a physical book, but the compact form of an e-readers is a lot more convenient from carrying around a number of books at once and also less tiring to hold for longer books.
Occasionally I will read on my phone, but the backlit screen isn’t great for long sessions (especially before sleep). While waiting for a train it’s fine, and I don’t mind the smaller screen size. Smartphones are good for reading shorter articles, especially those with embedded media which would be in black and white on an e-reader. I hear some people read on their iPads full time, but I don’t think I could do that unless I read a lot less.