How to read more in 2018

Blog title - How to read more in 2018

Do you often have “read more” as a new year’s resolution? Or is it your 2018 resolution?

And as a result, do you buy lots of books that you never finish reading?

Then after reading Marie Kondo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up“, you end up throwing away your collection of never-finished-reading and only-read-once books?

I read more than 50 books in 2017 without spending a cent, and am hoping to repeat it this year. Here’s how you can do the same.

 

Get a library card

If you have a Brisbane City Council library card, you’re already halfway towards a universe of books to jump into this year.

Every town or city has a public library, and membership is usually free. You’ll need a form of identification to sign up and away you go!

Find your nearest Brisbane City Council library here.

 

Use it to access ebooks

Finding the time to go to a library and select books I want to stick my nose into can be a monumental task. This is especially when you are juggling a toddler, work/business and home.

But you don’t need to step foot into a Brisbane City Council library to check out a book and read more!

I learnt Brisbane City Council library catalogue has a growing number of ebooks. To access them, you need to download the mobile app Libby, select the appropriate library collection and type in your library card number.

And voila! You can now browse, tag, hold and check out books from the comfort of home.

 

Get more ebooks

Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook, you should subscribe to BookBub. They will send you alerts on limited-time offers for the best free books in over twenty genres, from both top-tier publishers and critically-acclaimed independent authors.

There are also free ebook collections:

 

Join a book club

If you’d like to keep track of your reading goals this year, sign up to Goodreads. They have a huge community with book recommendations, book clubs, deals and giveaways.

You can start with 2018 Reading Challenge, Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf or Oprah’s Book Club group to help you along. Sure, you won’t get to sit around someone’s living room, sipping tea or wine with like-minded readers, but you can still connect with fellow bibliophiles.

 

If you DO decide to take up more reading and sign up to Goodreads, friend me and we can share our reads over the year!

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