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I was the child that had to be told way too many times every night to turn off my light and go to bed. That’s because I’d be absorbed in a book and didn’t want to stop reading no matter how early I had to get up in the morning. I feel sorry for my parents now, I must have been a horror in the morning to deal with!
As I’ve gotten older eye problems have robbed me of the ability to read books so I switched to audio-books some years ago. That helped my eye issues, but not all books are issued in audio and even some that are have readers that ruin the book for me. Thankfully eReaders have given me back the chance to read traditional books because I can make the font large enough to read easily.
I recently started reading eBooks via an app called Kobo. It’s a free app that allows me to read books on any device I already own – I’ve used it on my Samsung Note 3, my Samsung Tab S, and on my laptop with no issues. It’s an open-source reader which I love, but they also sell their own devices as well as eBooks. In fact, they sell the only dust-proof and waterproof reader I’m aware of on the market. It’s the Kobo H2O which makes reading in the bathtub, at the pool, and near the beach, a little less worrisome. Now that’d make a great holiday gift!
Kobo also features reader recommendations and reviews and suggests books based on what you’ve read and what’s on your “want to read” list. I’m always curious what other people are reading and what fabulous book I might be missing out on. Kobo knows this about people so they put ou a lit of the best selling ebooks for 2014. Check out the list below – how many of them have you read? I’v only read one so I’m working on correcting that! I’ve added “Gone Girl,” “Divergent,” and “The Husband’s Secret” to my Kobo app and I’ll be reading them just as soon as I have a spare minute to myself like when I fly to Detroit in a few weeks – that’s about 6 hours of reading time I’m looking forward too!
The Bestselling eBooks for 2014
- Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
- The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
- Insurgent – Veronica Roth
- Allegiant – Veronica Roth
- Divergent – Veronica Roth
- The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
- Written in My Own Heart’s Blood – Diana Gabaldon
- The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
- The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
- Philomena – Martin Sixsmith
Do any of the books on the list surprise you? Any that shouldn’t be there? Your favorite book not on the list? I’m curious what you’re reading!
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