Reads | Atlanta Public Library


I have recently discovered the wonders of a Kindle E-Reader and I get the hype now. I still like the feel and smell of physical books but they’re not the most convenient to bring around with you, especially during travels. The obvious cool thing about Kindles is that you can easily buy a book and read it on your Kindle instantaneously. But if you don’t necessarily like to spend an exorbitant amount of money on books (like me), this other thing is even cooler: you can borrow public library books and download them directly to your Kindle!!!! All you have to do is apply for a FREE library card (link here to the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Online Library Card Application) and you’ll instantly have a great selection of books right at your fingertips!! (You’d be surprised at how many good books the library system has.)

libbyAfter that, you can search for a book. If it is available, then you can download and start reading. If it is not, you can place a hold on the book and read it when it becomes available to you. To make it easy to interface with the public library system, you can download the Libby app! After adding your library card, you can start searching, borrow books, and put books on hold all within the same app. Follow these ezpz instructions to send books from the app directly to your kindle via amazon.

The last book I finished was Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and it was a really interesting read!!!! It explores the atypical factors that can lead to success (i.e., not the conventional “they worked really hard so they became successful” kind of thing). Currently, I’m reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, the hyped dystopian novel that became a series on Hulu. It’s based in a world where women have basically lost all their rights and there are women whose sole purpose is to conceive and give birth. I’m maybe 90% into the book right now (and I’m waiting to finish before I watch the show) but I definitely find it fascinating in a VERY scary way. I’d recommend giving these a try! Starting The Rules of Work by Richard Templar next (thanks for the recommendation Andy).

Shoutout to my bf for encouraging me to read more these days and teaching me the above things!!!!

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