2019 Reading Challenge
Hello, my name is Joshua. Being an avid reader goes right along with being a writer. It always has for me. I enjoy reading anything I can get my hands on. This year I decided to challenge myself. Thus comes the 2019 reading challenge.
I almost did not post anything about my challenge. Then I decided to share my thoughts on what a reading challenge is. My goal for 2019 is 100 books read. I am well on my way. My current count is 25 books read.
First, on the 2019 challenge we should discuss the best ways to acquire your favorite books to read.
Digital or Print
Most people only read print books or they only read digital formats. I read any of them. I think this is the best way to go about it. If you are short of money you can easily check out a book from your local library.
One of my preferred methods of finding good books to read is thrift or discount stores. One downfall is most of the books I find there are older but, if I have not read it already its age doesn’t bother me.
Amazon & Kindle
If you are looking for a specific book there really isn’t a better source than amazon/kindle. You have your choice of buying printed books off of Amazon or staying with Kindle and buying the online format. I buy a little bit from both categories.
Kindle Unlimited & Amazon Prime
My go-to method is Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime. They both have their own sections of the Kindle store on Amazon.com. Therefore a small fee you can read and return however many books that you want to. On both prime and Unlimited you can only borrow ten books at one time but, that shouldn’t be a problem. If you mix up print and electronic versions then you will be bouncing back and forth and have plenty of time to decide what you want to keep longer and what you want to read.
There is always the option to buy books straight from the author’s websites. One advantage from Kindle is I can read an author’s work and if I like it and want to read more from them I can always track down their website and buy directly from them. In today’s market, many authors rely on Amazon to publish their work. This makes it even better for us reader because we can stay with one source. Many titles will be free to read under the Kindle Unlimited program but, if you like the title and do not want to return it you can always choose to buy it. I love this option for texts I want to refer back too.
It doesn’t matter which version you read. As long as you get out there and read.