Because I can’t see the eBook sitting next to my bed waiting to be read… Let me explain.
I read eBooks on my Android tablet using the kindle app or Aldiko app depending on where I get the eBook from. It works. Thing is, when it comes to eBooks I usually forget or pass over the tablet and move to read a physical book that’s sitting right next to my bed instead.
Why do I do this?
Because I get books out at the library, and when I do I often overdo it by checking out twelve books at once. And only having four weeks to read those twelve books before they have to be returned means I need to read them first or I won’t get to read them at all.
And why do I check out so many books at once?
Because I can’t help it. There are just so many books that I want to read that I get too excited at the library and go check-out-crazy. Plus since I can’t see the eBooks sitting next to my bed I kind of push eBooks to the back of my mind and momentarily forget about them.
Also, I use the library a lot. I don’t often buy books due to money and space constraints. Which is fine for me because the library is free and my library is a part of a chain of libraries. Meaning if it doesn’t have the book I want to read then one of the other fifty libraries will, so I just request it to be sent to my library and pick it up when it arrives.
Therefore the eBooks I buy are either the free ones, the cheap ones under $2, the eNovellas, and sometimes if I really want to read a book and my library doesn’t have it due to it not being available to libraries; then I’ll buy it if it’s $5 or under. Leaving me very rarely buying eBooks.
At the moment I have forty six unread eBooks on my kindle app. FORTY SIX. What. The. Hell. It’s like I download an eBook then I just leave it. For what reason do I bother downloading it then?!
So I’ve decided that from now on I am going to challenge myself; I will alternate the books I read. I will read a physical book sitting next to my bed, and then I will choose an eBook I already have downloaded on my app. That way I will finally get to read all of these eBooks that I seem to be accumulating!
I have a feeling this will take most of the year to do, considering I read an average of seventy books a year…
So the queue of alternating books that I have planned out at the moment are:
These should keep me busy for a month or so.
Do you ever forget about the eBooks you downloaded because you can’t see them? Or do you prefer to read eBooks rather than physical books so find you keep pushing the books on your shelves further down the list?
What’s your trick when it comes to eBooks?