My iPhone is a lifesaver. For real. I am one of those people who is consistently bored and impatient. I have absolutely the worst time focusing on things. Thankfully I have a smart phone and it is gotten me through many a long grocery store line. You see, I have the kindle app on my phone. I used to be so resistant to the app and to reading on my phone. I thought I would catch eye strain, lol. And also that that I would not actually absorb and comprehend what I was reading.
Color me wrong. I’ve discovered that the kindle app probably gets the most play on my phone — especially because it syncs across all of my devices. When I am using the app I use sepia as my color scheme because black and white is WAY too bright for me. I also don’t shrink the font all the way down, but keep it at a readable size where I don’t have to squint.
But anyways — why do I LOVE phone reading so much? Because it allows me a place for pause on my long days, I like to take a few minutes between never ending tasks to read a few pages on my phone. It looks like I am checking my email for important messages, but really I am just taking some time for myself to clear my head and relax with a few pages before the next task. Surprisingly, those mini breaks work wonders for my focus. It is also a lot more convenient to whip out my phone and read in the grocery store than it is to whip out my kindle or paper book.
A few books I’ve delved into via my phone: Dark Triumph, Hysteria, Eleanor & Park, If You Find Me, and the latest read was Wednesdays At The Tower by Jessica Day George. I’ve found that when I just cannot wait to read a book any longer, my phone is perfect for that purpose.
A few questions for you:
Do you read on your phone? Why? Why not?
What apps do you use for reading besides Kindle?